“I have taken numerous leadership courses in the past, but I liked how Electus Society covered real life skills that have never been covered in these other past leadership courses. I feel like I am now prepared for all areas of my life.”
-Emily Willen, Lehman College
“Electus Society was such an amazing way to connect with other members and hear their experiences and share stories. It gave me inspiration and really made me feel like I was a part of a real community.”
-Alexis Gorin, College of Staten Island
“I liked that I was taught real world information that I will use and cherish forever. Unfortunately, this key information is not taught in school or colleges so I am grateful to have learned these key skills with the Electus Society. I enjoyed the weekly forums as I have learned a lot about myself and my capabilities along the way."
-Aneesah Saeed, City College of New York
"There was so much useful information, beyond what I've ever received in other trainings. As someone who has forty years' of work experience and huge amounts of training for management, I've never seen some of this material before."
-Elizabeth Davis, East Carolina University
"What I liked most about this program is how detailed it was about different leadership practices that I can use as a student leader. This program gave me insight about leadership practices that I will use now and even my career. I felt like this program opened my eyes to where I lacked skills in leadership and how I can better improve myself as a person.
-Kori Bryan, Georgia Southern University - Statesboro Campus
"Every training is amazing in its own way and I loved how Tim would use examples from his own life to help us understand more. I learned a lot from Tim and it is really hard to choose what specific topic I enjoyed the most because they are all so amazing, helpful, and applicable to your daily life and to help yourself grow as an individual and leader. "
-David Mann, Kennesaw State University
An executive leadership organization whose mission is to create active, engaged and motivated leaders to serve. “Electus” is Latin for “chosen”. To become a member you must apply. It is only eligible for students who once served as an elected student leader of a club/organization or student government officer/senator. Electus Society was first launched as a pilot program in Spring 2021 sponsored by the City University of New York Office of Student Inclusion Initiatives. Based on the success, it is now a separate entity and expanding to invite other students attending other colleges and universities. As of December 2022, Electus has 300 members from over 80 different colleges and universities.
1) Tools to secure employment and/or promotion as a direct result of your executive level leadership training and increase your personal and professional skills (specifically in the areas of management, leadership, communication, writing, strategic planning, execution, mentoring and more)
2) Network with other leaders from across the country
3) Resume enhancement with a Certificate from Electus Society
4) Personal and professional development training & coaching valued at $27,000.
Under “Volunteer Activities” or "Education":
“Electus Society Member, Certificate of Completion (Level 1)
Complete eight executive level video training sessions along with post assessments. Time commitment is less than 1.75 hours per week. Training will be recorded and provided to members.
Those members, if interested, can continue to Level 2 and beyond to continue personal and professional development post graduation.
Overview of training sessions:
Orientation - Electus Society Overview
Training 1 – High Performance Communication for Friends, Family and Foes
Training 2 – Tea with Tim- Topics: Purpose/Passion/Belief
Training 3 – Secrets to Getting Active and Engaged Members Virtually or In-Person
Training 4 – Tea with Tim – Topics: Listening/Persuasion/Influence
Training 5 – Biggest Challenge Leaders Face & Mastering Success Habits
Training 6– Tea with Tim – Topics: Vision/Goals/Implementing Goals
Training 7 – Secrets to Getting Your Dream Job or Internship
Training 8 – Tea with Tim – Humility and Openness to Criticism
Training 1 - Professional Success 101: How to Get a Raise or Promoted
Training 2 - Creating Wealth and Abundance - My Story
Training 3 - Creating Health and Wellness Through Nutrition and Lifestyle with guest speaker Felicia McIntosh-Will CFNC, IHP
Training 4 - Mindfulness 101 with guest speaker Nicholas Clay, Mindfulness Coach
Training 5 - Transform Your Relationships with Loved Ones: Friends, Family and Foes
Training 6 - Persuading, Influencing, and Lobbying People in Power
Training 7 - Creating a Legacy in Your Life and Career
Training 8 - Winning in Your Life, Career and Politics
Coming Spring 2023.
Click the link to see a sample of the training “High Performance Communication for Friends, Family and Foes”. Tea with Tim includes more short videos clips and detailed discussions.
Click the link to see a free webinar training "Why SGAs Fail or Accomplish Very Little and How to Fix It".
“Tea with Tim” includes more short video clips and detailed discussions.
Another type of training is the LIVE "Leadership Library" series. It is a monthly training to have all members of Electus Society participate and discuss books on leadership and success. It is a great opportunity to network with members from across the country.
The below measurements are based on the 2021 pre and post assessment surveys of the Spring 2021 program. Note: 137 students applied, 94 were selected. 46 successfully completed the program.
Learning “About” Leadership vs “Step-by-Step Guide on How to Be A Leader” - Some colleges provide similar leadership development training for students through workshops and conferences based on established leadership models: servant leadership, social change, etc... While many workshop presenters and speakers are very good and beneficial, providing motivation and inspiration to students about being leaders….they are missing a “step by step guide” on “how to” be leaders.
Students Are Not Prepared for Real World Leadership in the Private Sector - Most student leaders graduate college with leadership experience that largely consists of organizing small-scale social events. In today’s political climate, many students believe that being a student leader is signing petitions and protesting to administrators or politicians on what they don’t like. While these activities certainly have their place as important tools for grassroots organizing, they do relatively little to prepare students for the demands and challenges of the real world in both public and private sectors.
Bigger Egos With Less Respect and Integrity - What is worse, some current student leaders are developing a greater sense of ego and self-importance driven in large part by social media, lack of education on topics such as critical thinking, communication and persuasion. How can students be the next generation of leaders when they believe that being a leader is to 1) demonize or silence those who disagree with them as demonstrated by “cancel culture” and 2) by “virtue signaling” - posting on social media that they support a cause. How can you measure progress if you don’t have any metrics or measurement for making positive social change?
Electus Society Values: Service, Honesty, Mentorship, Advocacy, Respect, Teamwork/Collation Building, Followership, Integrity, Turning away from the Darkside of Leadership, Communication, and Humility.
Timothy Paul Duffy is an award-winning international leadership and success speaker, trainer, and executive coach. He has spent almost two decades in the area of leadership development and management.
Since making history as one of the youngest student government presidents to ever serve at his college, Queens College, City University of New York, Tim inspires everyone to develop their full leadership potential. During college, Tim served as a delegate on the University Student Senate. He received several awards for his accomplishments including the CUNY Outstanding Student Leadership Award in both 2003 and 2005.
Tim worked for 12 years at The National Society of Leadership and Success, helping to create the largest collegiate leadership society in the country, with over 600 Chapters and 1 million members. He successfully managed over 40 employees and over 600 interns. During that time, his teams broke company records for their performance. He has also interviewed and worked with celebrities, best-selling authors and motivational speakers from around the globe to teach people about leadership, success and making positive change in the world.
Tim also served as COO of two start up companies. Currently, he is the President of Duffy Leadership Inc.
In 2021, Tim founded Electus Society, whose mission is to help college students in student government and clubs/organizations become active, motivated and engaged advocates. He provides much needed personal and professional development training to help create the next generation of leaders.
Nothing. It is free to become a member. You simply must apply and be accepted.