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Multicultural Leadership Cohort Experience: MCLE 101

 "This spring, the Multicultural Leadership Experience is open for the first time to GRADUATE students. Please take advantage of this special opportunity.

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Registration is open for the Multicultural Leadership COHORT Experience, a collaborative effort between Campus Life and the Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging (i3b), to be held during the Spring 2022 semester. The purpose of all MLE programs is to provide a space for students and student leaders who identify within diverse or marginalized backgrounds to discover their own capacity to lead, while also promoting a better understanding of their experiences, issues, strengths, and outcomes in navigating their own collegiate careers. Unlike the mini-series held in the fall, the spring cohort experience is offered SOLELY for selected applicants (up to 20 undergraduate and graduate students). All locations for meeting dates and times will be announced via email to selected participants and invited through Google Calendar. 

This spring, we will be exploring the concept of Deconstructing Grit and Greatness. We will do this in a leadership learning cohort by:

  • Enhancing participants' leader identity and leadership capacity using an identity-conscious lens and student development theories;

  • Increasing participants’ awareness of their personal abilities, identity development, and intersections that shape their story through authenticity, self-reflection, and cultural humility;

  • Exploring the role they play in developing relationships while building intra/intercultural connections;

  • And capitalizing on their unique differences, specifically in relation to their racial, ethnic, national, and other salient identity social groups

The first session will cover a brief overview of the program. However, please note that all session topics will be only disclosed to the cohort. For all session dates and times please click here. Additionally, as we continue to monitor all COVID related procedures, the first session will be held virtually followed by in-person sessions. This is subject to change according to university guidelines. 

Registration link: tinyurl.com/mle2022. Deadline for applying is Monday, February 14, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. For questions or more information, contact:

Beatriz Gutiérrez-Malagón, Coordinator for Leadership a bgutierrez@umbc.edu

Carlos Turcios '15, '17 M.A., Assistant Director with Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging at carlos6@umbc.edu

Our i3b staff strives to create the most inclusive environment possible. If you need to request a disability-based accommodation or have any questions, contact us at i3b@umbc.edu. For our uploaded event recordings, attendee lists, works cited, and other materials, please check out our Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion and Belonging (i3b) Events Drive. Materials will be available in this Box Drive within one business week after the event unless otherwise specified.

Posted: January 31, 2022, 4:36 PM