About the SA&L Ambassador Program

VISION:

To fully realize our mission, the SA&L Ambassadors will advise and create intentional opportunities that advance and positively transform the way CWRU leaders and their organizations influence the campus community and confront the most difficult challenges of the 21st century.

Overarching Learning Outcomes:

Gain knowledge and demonstrate the ability to use leadership foundational theories in the practice of leadership

Cultivate a sense of self-awareness through identifying a leadership vision, mission, style and values

Exhibit knowledge and awareness of diversity around identities, cultures, and society

Demonstrate communication skills and the ability to interrelate with others

Construct an awareness of the meaning of social justice and develop a commitment to service

Exhibit responsible decision-making and personal accountability

Exhibit the ability to work effectively with those different from themselves

Demonstrate an understanding of group dynamics and effective teamwork

Develop a range of leadership skills and abilities such as effectively leading change, resolving conflict, and motivating others

Organizational Structure:

SA&L Ambassadors have a cohort model of learning that serves as a foundation to educate and allow our members to live out their purpose. Members are undergraduate students who are recruited once a year (in the spring) to have a total membership exceeding no more than 20; recruitment will only take place on the needs of the group. Students must have completed at least 1 semester at CWRU before applying and must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Training & Membership:

New ambassador training will always take place in the fall; training includes attending fall retreat, weekly ambassador meetings and monthly 2 hour workshops on topics to be determined. The fall retreat will take place the first Sunday before classes begin.

In order to successfully complete training, students will facilitate/present a workshop on any leadership topic of their choice to be presented to SAL staff. Upon completion, members will be given an official "SA&L Ambassador" Fleece and nametag, and graduate to facilitator level.

Maintaining your Membership:

Attend weekly one hour ambassador meetings

Attend monthly 2 hour trainings on topics to be determined

Maintain membership in at least one student organization

Maintain at least a minimum 2.5 GPA

Upon completion of training, coordinate and/or facilitate at least one workshop/project per semester for the community (i.e., student organizations, Greek organizations, departments, off-campus clubs and organizations)