The Athletics Director Leadership Development Program (ADLDP) is designed to further enhance character development, social responsibility, leadership and civic duty among all Central Michigan University Student-Athletes. This department-wide initiative is geared toward developing the complete student-athlete-academic, athletic, and personal excellence through educational programming and campus wide collaborations that will increase the student-athletes overall experience at CMU.

The program is centered around and committed to four core values: Character Development, Leadership, Social Responsibility, and Community Service.

The Athletics Director Leadership Program will offer new and existing workshops and programs that student-athletes can attend based on class standing. For example, freshmen are required to enroll in First Year Experience 101, while upperclassman can participate in programs that focus on résumé building, internships and job interviewing skills.

New programs such as the Chippewa Athlete Mentoring Program (ChAMP) allows new student-athletes to CMU be mentored by upper class student-athletes to help with their transition to the university setting. Meetings take place weekly to discuss classes, grades, sports, and their transition to CMU. Junior and senior student-athletes have the opportunity to be a part of the Chippewa Alumni Mentoring Program (ChAMP) which pairs our student-athletes with alumni who are in the field that they are perusing. Meetings are conducted once a month and focus on topics such as networking, resume building, job shadowing, etc.

The ADLDP will also provide student-athletes with the opportunity to participate in community service initiatives through the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Central C.A.R.E program.

A detailed summary of the Athletics Director Leadership Development Program's are listed below:

CENTRAL C.A.R.E -
(Chippewa Athletics Reaching Everyone) is a program for the student athletes, coaches and staff to give back to the communities surrounding the greater Mount Pleasant area. Central C.A.R.E. reaches people and organizations through charitable donations, appearances, and special service projects.

   

Chippewa Connections Conference (C3) -
Hosted by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Chippewa Connections is a career fair for student-athletes, and gives them the opportunity to gain real-world insight and knowledge by participating in breakout sessions and a panel discussion held by alumni student-athletes from different career fields.
   

Chippewa Athlete Mentoring Program (ChAMP) - 
This program addresses and find solutions to the academic, athletic, and social trends that student-athletes face at Central Michigan University. The goal of the program is to retain CMU student-athletes, and to supplement their educational, athletic and social experiences with the assistance of mentors. New and incoming student-athletes to CMU are paired with upperclassmen student-athletes to assist them through their first year.

 

   

Chippewa Athlete Mentoring Program (ChAMP) - 
This program addresses and find solutions to the academic, athletic, and social trends that student-athletes face at Central Michigan University. The goal of the program is to retain CMU student-athletes, and to supplement their educational, athletic and social experiences with the assistance of mentors. New and incoming student-athletes to CMU are paired with upperclassmen student-athletes to assist them through their first year.
   

Chippewa Minority Mentorship Group (C2MG) - This group addresses and find solutions to the academic, athletic, social, and cultural differences unique to minority student-athletes at Central Michigan University. The goal of the program is to retain CMU student-athletes, and to supplement their educational, athletic and social experience with the assistance of mentors, and a mentorship course during their first year on campus.

 

 
First Year Experience 101 (FYE) -
The First Year Experience course provides an understanding of the university environment, value of learning, career guidance and student responsibilities. This 16 week course also addresses topics such as time management and study habits.
   

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) - The mission SAAC is to provide opportunities for personal and program growth by directly involving student-athletes in the overall organization, administration, implementation, and evaluation of the intercollegiate athletics program. The SAAC also coordinates many events and community service projects throughout the year.
For more information regarding the Athletics Director Leadership Development Program, or to partner with the ADLDP, please contact Tera Albrecht or by phone, (989) 774-1959.



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