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'23-'24 Multicultural Leadership Experience (MLE)

Applications now open for YEAR-LONG Cohort! [REPOST]

Applications for the '23-'24 MLE Cohort can be found HERE

The Multicultural Leadership Experience (MLE) is a collaboration between Campus Life and Initiatives for Identity Inclusion & Belonging (i3B), that seeks to: 

Engage participants in a multicultural development and leadership learning program; 
Enhance participants' understanding of their social identities, leader identity, as well as their capacity to lead; 
And enable participants' development through authenticity, self-awareness, relationships, and capitalizing on difference. 

The sessions are as follows:
- Monday, October 2nd, 2023, 3pm - 4:30pm
- Monday, October 23rd, 2023, 3pm - 4:30pm
- Monday, November 6th, 2023, 3pm - 4:30pm
- Monday, November 20th, 2023, 3pm - 4:30pm
- Monday, December 4th, 2023, 3pm - 4:30pm
- Monday, February 5th, 2024, 3pm - 4:30pm
No March Meeting
- Monday, April 8th, 2024, 3pm - 4:30pm
- Monday, May 6th, 2024, 3pm - 5:30pm (The Skylight Lounge)
***All sessions will take place in The Commons Lower Flat Tuesdays minus the last meeting in May***

Participants will be exploring the concept of Authentic Leadership, Legacy Building, and Breaking Barriers of White Supremacy within Leadership. 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 differences, specifically in relation to their racial, ethnic, national, and other salient identity social groups
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. However, ALL students are welcome to apply!   
Registration is due Monday, September 18th, 2023 at 11:59pm. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate. In order to be accepted into the program you must commit to all sessions. Please answer all of the questions before submitting your registration. Any questions can be sent to campuslife@umbc.edu and i3b@umbc.edu. Again you can find the link to apply here

--- Angelina R. Jenkins (Assistant Director, i3b) & Beatriz Gutierrez-Malagon (Coordinator for Leadership, Campus Life) 

Posted: September 5, 2023, 6:29 PM