LDR 415: Peer Leadership

Ideal candidates for this position will be sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have participated in either LDR (HDF) 190 or LDR (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 Melissa Boyd-Colvin at mboyd@uri.edu or Alison Jackson Frasier at ajfrasier@uri.edu

Spring 2024 Selection Process

  • Completed applications are due: Tuesday, 11/07/2023 via the form below
  • Interview invitations to be sent: Thursday, 11/09/2023
  • Interviews in the Memorial Union week of November 13
  • Selection announcements will be via email by November 17 and must be accepted by November 20 to obtain your permission number to register for LDR 415 for spring 2025.

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 2024 that will be noted in the forthcoming syllabus.

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023 (Reading Day), 9:00 AM-11:00 PM: Peer Leader Retreat. Attendance is required to serve in this role. The retreat agenda includes training and scheduling, so save the date now, and bring your calendars then.
  • Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 PM, Spring 2024: LDR 415 Peer Leadership class meets (in-person). 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 2024: LDR 190 class meets (in-person). Attendance is required to serve in this role.
  • HDF LDR Retreat TBD. 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 discuss your interest and qualifications for this role in addition to any concerns or support you feel you will need to be successful. Please also be prepared to deliver a 3-5 minute informative presentation on one of the leadership theories listed below, as well as how you have applied the theory in your involvement thus far. Theories will be assigned and you will be notified in your interview invitation:

  • Social Change Model (Higher Education Research Institute)
  • Relational Leadership Model (Komives, Lucas & McMahon)
  • Servant Leadership (Greenleaf)
  • Four Vs of ethical leadership (Grace)
  • Group Development (Tuckman)

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  • All interviews will be held in the Memorial Union. Select ALL times that you are available below.