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HDF 415: FLITE Peer Leadership

Ideal candidates for this position will be sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have participated in either HDF 190 or HDF 290 and are in good academic standing and good standing with the University. Please read the information provided below in its entirety. The application can be found after the provided information. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Vincent at or Alison Jackson Frasier at

Spring 2017 Selection Process

  • Completed applications are due: Friday, 10/21/2016 by 3:00 PM via the form below
  • Interview invitations to be sent: Tuesday, 10/25
  • Interviews: Thursday, 11/03 (12:30-1:30 PM) or Friday, 11/04 (12:00-1:00 PM, 1:00-2:00 PM)
  • Selection announcements: Thursday, 11/10, via email with permission numbers to register for HDF 415 for spring 2017.

Important Dates

Applicants must be available for all stated times below in order to be considered for the position. There may be additional trainings in spring 2017 that will be noted in the forthcoming syllabus.

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 1:00-3:00 PM: Peer Leader Retreat. Attendance is required to serve in this role. The retreat is on campus and the agenda includes training and scheduling, so┬ásave the date now, and bring your calendars then.
  • Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 PM, Spring 2017: HDF 415 FLITE Peer Leadership class meets. Attendance is required to serve in this role. Permission numbers will be distributed once selections have been made.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:15 PM, Spring 2017: HDF 190 FLITE class meets. Attendance is required to serve in this role.
  • Saturday, February 4, 2017: FLITE Retreat. Attendance is required to serve in this role. Peer leaders will be expected to facilitate during this full day retreat (details to follow).

For Your Interview

Please be prepared to be engaged in discussion, activity, and debriefing during your interview around the following topics:

  • Be prepared to teach us one of the following theories: Authority and Bureaucracy, Weber; Scientific Management, Taylor; Theory X and Y, Mac Gregor; MBO, Drucker; Individuals in Organizations, Argyris; Situational Leadership, Hersey and Blanchard; Visionary/ Transformational Leadership; Sashkin; Principle Centered Leadership, Covey; Four V’s, Grace; Group Development, Tuckman or Bennis
  • Describe how you will challenge yourself to grow as a peer educator in this position.
  • How would you describe your personality/behavior in one-on-one situations? In facilitation settings?
  • What do you consider your strengths and weaknesses when working with a group?
  • What can you contribute to this program? In what ways are you outstanding or different from your peers?

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