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Motivating the Middle is a workshop that helps students better fight apathy and better motivate and activate members at all levels of engagement.
Motivating the Middle is a workshop that helps students better fight apathy and better motivate and activate members at all levels of engagement. The interactive workshop from is based on the book Motivating the Middle: Fighting Apathy in College Student Organizations, published by CAMPUSPEAK co-founder T.J. Sullivan in 2012. MTM helps the most dedicated student leaders understand that their fellow members respond to different motivations and engage in different ways.
Participants will learn the concept and strategies highlighted in Sullivan's book and will engage in both discussion and action planning to put those strategies into action. Student leaders will also learn how their personal leadership style inhibits or encourages the middle-third leadership strategy, enabling them to adjust their approach to some of the most pressing issues facing their group.
Motivating the Middle is a program of the Campus Leadership & Involvement Center and the Leadership Fellows, with partial funding by the Denison Campus Governance Association.
How do I apply to participate in Motivating the Middle?
Motivating the Middle will not be offered in the 2015-16 academic year. Check back in the fall of 2016 for applications!
Motivating the Middle is intended for any Denison student that wishes to face the difficult questions surrounding apathy on campus and work towards motivating and increasing involvement. This workshop is perfect for campus leaders and organization members that want to make an impact on our campus environment. Participants must be available all day in order to take full advantage of the Motivating the Middle experience.
Motivating the Middle is FREE to all students who are selected and attend the program. Participants will be asked to submit a Commitment Form signifying their commitment to attend. Should a student that submits this form fail to do so, his/her student account will be charged $50. Motivating the Middle participants will receive lunch free of charge.