Students learn to lead their peers

Last year a record 394 students - nearly 60 percent of the total student body - held campus jobs at Wisconsin Lutheran College. In 2006-07, that total is expected to surpass 400.

The student employment program at WLC - part of the Student Employment Office - is unique in that it is operated by students. The need to develop student team leaders is imperative for the success of the program.

That's why on Wednesday, August 23, the college invited Terry Everson, vice president of training and development at Student Loan Xpress, to speak to the collection of nearly 50 student team leaders - 71 percent of whom are new to the position - about leadership.

"With so many new student team leaders this fall," said Donna Stollenwerk, assistant director of financial aid, "We wanted to give them an opportunity to learn how to lead their own peers."

Everson's half-day training program called "Everyday Leadership: Stuff I Didn't Even Know I Didn't Know," included assessing skills, leadership vs. management, managing change, process improvement, meetings and performance management.  It was designed exclusively for the WLC team leaders.

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