Leadership Programs

Mount Mercy offers students incredible opportunities to learn, develop, and grow through a variety of programs. Of particular benefit is the Gallup StrengthsFinder Initiative, which offers students the opportunity to gain deep insight into what they do best and develop those talents in all areas of their life, especially in terms of leadership. 

Students in the Leadership Program learn how to utilize their strengths and abilities in order to contribute effectively and efficiently to the communities where they live and work. As a leadership program we empower students to develop skills that will aid them in their college experience and life after graduation. Students who participate in the Leadership Program gain a deeper understanding of their personal leadership style by participating in workshops and volunteering with local service organizations.

Leadership Program Components:

StrengthsQuestTM Workshops

Social Change Model Workshops

Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath & Barry Conchie.

Living Your Strengths by Winseman, A., Clifton, D., & Liesveld, C.

Leadership for a Better World by Komives, S., Wagner, W., & Associates

Journal of Servant Leadership.

Leadership Retreat (Fall Break)

Ireland Pilgrimage & Heritage Reflection (Spring Break)

J. Heim
Director of Leadership and Orientation
University Center 240
319-363-1323 ext. 1599

J. Heim has leadership experience in a number of higher education areas from residence life, student activities, student government, clubs and organizations, and student unions. He received his Bachelor of Arts in sociology with minors in history and psychology from Mount Mercy University and his Masters of Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Arizona State University. His professional work experience includes StrengthsQuestTM training, leadership development program design, student government budget management, student organization advising, assessment initiatives, and student/staff trainings.

  • Strengths: The 34 Themes
  • Developing Your Strengths
  • Strengths: Domains of Leadership
  • Living Your Strengths
  • Individual Strengths Coaching
  • Effective Communication
  • Stress Management