by Lauren Edelman and Michael Gleason
30 June 2020
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In this PAUSE for Pedagogy article, Lauren Edelman and Michael Gleason discuss the Leadership Challenge Event™, a unique student-led leadership simulation and competition that has provided participating high school and college students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills. The article focuses on the student fellow who provides the vision and leadership for the event each year and how Edelman and Gleason intentionally mentor these fellows. Read the article, then watch the video interview with Lauren, Michael, and PAUSE co-editor Dan Jenkins.
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Lauren Edelman is the Director of the Leadership Institute at Washburn University where she oversees both academic and co-curricular leadership development programs. Lauren teaches several courses within the Leadership Studies Minor and oversees the development and execution of pillar programs such as the Leadership Challenge Event™. Lauren recently completed her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Kansas.
Michael Gleason is Associate Professor of Leadership at Wartburg College where he serves as Director of the Institute for Leadership Education. He holds the Irving R. Burling Distinguished Professorship of Leadership. Prior to this role at Wartburg College, Michael served as Director of the Leadership Institute at Washburn University. Michael recently had the chance to bring a team of participating students from Wartburg College to the tenth Leadership Challenge Event™ at Washburn University.