Leadership Edge Opportunities

For the Leadership Edge, you will need 100 hours that includes a combination of theory, ethics, and experience.  A minimum of 50 hours must be leadership experience.  Theory and ethics must be learned in a formal setting such as a class, a presentation, a workshop, or through training.  Theory refers to learning different and specific types of leadership theories such as servant leadership, democratic leadership, etc.  Examples of this could be participating in Live Learn Lead, workshops about leadership theory, or classes concentrating on leadership and types of ways to lead.  Ethics refers to learning about ethically leading or ethics in certain sectors of professional activities/jobs.  Examples of this could be Live Learn Lead, job training, or ethics classes such as nursing ethics, business ethics, ethics in teaching, etc.

Possibly Leadership Edge Hours

So much to do and so little time.  Class, studying, outside activities, social life, family obligations, and personal time - Yikes!  All of this is a challenge to juggle and can be stressful.  Want some ideas on how to balance it all?  Check out this Skill Builder! workshop, "Time Management and College Work/Life Balance," on Wednesday, November 2, from 4-5 p.m. in The Back Room, University Center.

The habits you have (or develop) now will either help or hinder you in your post-college life. This session will provide students with tips on how to be more productive in the time they have plus ideas for keeping all the balls in the air without dropping any but still stay on an even keel.  It will include an interactive discussion where attendees share what works for them, and by the session’s end, you will walk away with a list of “best practices.”  Greg Utken, the presenter of this workshop, is a recently retired senior partner from the national firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.  For over 35 years, he served as advisor and counsel to corporations, organizations, and institutions in more than 26 states.  To register for this workshop, please click here.

Possible Leadership Edge Hours - Theory and Ethics

From exploring our leadership style to our stances on ethical situations, this Skill Builder! workshop, "How Our Past Experiences Dictate Our Decision-Making Processes," will begin to explore our own stories, map where our values come from, and reflect on how these experiences dictate our stance on issues and our decision-making process!  It will be held on Tuesday, November 8, from 6-7:30 p.m., in The Back Room, University Center.  The presenters for this workshop will be Michaela McLeod and Melissa Ostrowski who are both Superior Edge/Volunteer Center Coordinators.  To register for this workshop, please click here.

Possible Citizenship or Leadership Edge Hours

Would you like to be a "Big?"  There are boys and girls in Marquette, Negaunee, Ishpeming, Gwinn, and Sands Township who are on a waiting list to become matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Imagine how you could make memories for one of those kids by volunteering to become a Big.  It only takes about four hours per month to make a big difference for one child.  Please call 906-475-7801 or visit www.bbbsmqt.org and be a hero to someone who will never forget.

Possible Leadership Edge Hours

Improve your public speaking and leadership skills by becoming a member of Toastmasters International.  This organization was established in 1924 and is known worldwide for its programs to help members develop the speaking, listening and thinking skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, and contribute to the betterment of mankind.  Visit www.toastmasters.org  for more information about this organization. The Superiorland Toastmasters chapter meets every second and fourth Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Medical Center.  Contact Rich (rich.leinonen@gmail.com) or Gail (redskydiver@gmail.com) for more information about this local chapter.

Possible Diversity - Domestic, Leadership, or Real World Edge Hours

Are you looking for a chance to experience the other side of health care?  If so, please contact Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice, to learn about a variety of opportunities available. You can contact our Volunteer Coordinator today at 906-225-4545, e-mail us for more information at lilahn@uphomehealth.com, or follow our efforts atwww.facebook.com/uphomehealth.

Our Program:

Our hospice volunteers program offers several different types of opportunities ranging from direct companion/family support volunteers, special service volunteers, special project volunteers and even group opportunities.  Those who choose to work with our hospice patients directly will work in a variety of different settings that may include the patient’s personal homes, local hospitals, nursing homes, assisted livings, and memory care facilities.

As a volunteer with our hospice program, you will discover flexibility, specialized training and opportunities for personal growth.  Our team approach supports your role in making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.  You will also find the support of our Hospice Foundation which provides resources for volunteer projects and our Make-a-Memory Program.

Current Opportunities:

Companion/family support volunteers work to provide support directly to patients and families.  To ensure that all volunteers are equipped for the challenge of working with those dealing with a life limiting illness, we require that volunteers complete orientation and training sessions.  It’s important that volunteers understand the philosophy of hospice and are aware of the specific ways we work to serve the community.  Volunteers spend their visits being present, listening, helping with errands or light household tasks or providing short respite opportunities for caregivers.

Special service volunteers are able to share their special skills of music or art therapy, massage therapy, and reminisce therapy.  If you have any talents you would like to share, contact us today.

Special project volunteers groups help with special projects that are vital in providing indirect support to our patients and their caregivers.  Many of these groups consist of resident volunteers from the local assisted living and nursing facilities.  Projects include but are not limited to:  heated comfort bags, fleece tie blankets, recipes-in-a-jar/horticulture therapy kits, and cards, letters and flowers.

Group volunteer opportunities exist for your group, club, or organization to become involved with hospice.  Upper Peninsula Hospice will provide an informative presentation or on-site training for any interested group.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities call our volunteer coordinator at 906-225-4545 or check us out atwww.facebook.com/uphomehealth.

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