Face to Face Spark

The Spark Leadership Experience is a three-part series and will be held January 27, February 3 and February 10, 2021 from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. in person. In accordance to proper safety protocols, we will be offering a face to face program that will happen in groups of 10 or less. Participants should plan to attend all three sessions. Upon completion of Spark, participants will receive a certificate.   

Virtual Spark

We will be offering a second session of Spark as a one time session on March 7, 2021 from 1pm to 4pm remotely. 


Registration for either of these programs will begin in early January, 2021.

We look forward to seeing you there!


The Spark Leadership Experience is your first opportunity to develop your leadership style and abilities. Spark is an interactive leadership training designed to emphasize the need to lead in diverse teams and respond to challenges. Participants will get connected with upperclassmen facilitators and build connections with other emerging leaders.  Spark is designed to be a transformative experience for any Central Michigan University Student interested in exploring their leadership potential!

Upon completion of the Spark Leadership Experience, participants will:

  • Have discussed knowledge of leadership theory, including the importance of getting involved as college students
  • Be able to articulate personal strengths and areas for improvement
  • Demonstrate respect for diverse viewpoints
  • Consider the impact of decisions and actions on others
  • Engage in service and volunteer activities characterized by reciprocity

Want to learn more about Spark? Watch a short video about the program here.


Please contact  the Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute at cmulead@cmich.edu or at (989) 774-LEAD (5323) with any questions.