Please read what the some of the 400+ members who have attended over 140 colleges and universities across the country are saying about Electus Society:
"Electus Society provided me with invaluable strategies to develop into a thoughtful leader. Moreover, the training I received was crucial in propelling my career forward. Tim Duffy's guidance and training helped me as a graduate student at the prestigious Harvard Graduate School of Education. I am confident that his expertise and support are indispensable for aspiring student leaders aiming to succeed within their limited time frame.”
-“Gio” Emile Giovannie Zounon, Harvard Graduate School of Education
“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
"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
A free, membership-only, executive leadership organization 501(c)(3) registered not-for-profit, whose mission is to create more "conscious leaders" with "real-world" skills to better server others. “Electus” is Latin for “chosen”. Electus Society conducts monthly personal and professional development training.
To become a member you must apply. It is only eligible for individuals who once served or currently serving in a leadership role.
Examples include 1) an elected leader of a club/organization/student government in a college or university OR 2) working professional serving in some leadership capacity.
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 as an Advanced Executive Leadership Program.
Based on the success, it is now a separate entity and has expanded to invite other individuals across the country. As of December 2023, Electus has 400+ members who have attended over 140 different colleges and universities across the country.
1) PROFESSIONAL SKILLS TRAINING - 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) NETWORKING - Network with other leaders from across the country
3) RESUME ENHANCEMENT - Resume enhancement with a Certificate from Electus Society
4) PERSONAL TRAINING & COACHING - Personal and professional development training & coaching valued at $27,000+.
Under “Volunteer Activities” or "Education":
“Electus Society Member, Certificate of Completion (Level 1)
For Level 1 (Foundational Leadership), members must complete a series of executive level video training sessions along with post assessments to receive credit. Each trainings 1.5 hours. There is no time commitment to join or participate because members can complete the training sessions at their own pace.
Those members, if interested, can continue to additional levels (Level 2 - Career & Personal Leadership) to continue personal and professional leadership development post graduation and beyond as part of ongoing career development.
Overview of training topics for Level 1 (Foundational Leadership)
Overview of training topics for Level 2: (Personal and Professional Leadership)
Overview of training topics for Level 3 (Conscious Leadership - Past & Future):
Sample training from Level 1, Training 1: “High Performance Communication for Friends, Family and Foes”:
Sample training from Level 1, Training 7: "Secrets to Getting Your Dream Job or Internship":
Sample training from Level 2, Training 1: "Professional Success 101: How to Get a Raise or Promoted"
Sample training from Leadership Library Series: "Understanding Your Role as an Advocate (Student Government or Club/Organization Leader)":
Electus Society defines a conscious leader as someone who develops these skills:
Humility - recognizing that true wisdom is that you know nothing. For example, listening to other team members in the hopes of understanding and learning something new because you could be wrong. Or it could be understanding someone else's perspective so that you can be more influential and persuasive towards constructive actions.
Integrity - acting morally but also keeping your word, following through on commitments, and doing what you are supposed to do even if nobody is looking.
Awareness - recognizing that we are all conscious beings.... that we are alive with thoughts and feelings that create our reality. The proof of this phenomenon is demonstrated by the Placebo Effect. As it relates to leadership, you can change the environment and culture and empower team members by thinking and feeling differently about yourself and others.
Taking Constructive Actions - taking constructive actions in accordance with your "Higher Self", which is the best or ideal version of yourself. Before taking an action, simply ask yourself: "Does this action serve the highest good?"
To learn more, watch these video excerpts:
"What is Consciousness? Different Perspectives from Science, Psychology, and Religions"
"5 Action Steps to Raise Your Consciousness and/or Connect with Your "Higher Self""
The below measurements are based on the 2021 pre and post assessment surveys of the Spring 2021 program. Note: 137 individuals 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 leadership development training for individuals 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.
In addition, Electus Society provides different levels of leadership development for professionals in the workforce or who are serving in government, or non-profits.
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 a 1st generation bilingual (Spanish and English), award-winning executive leader, international 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 700+ chapters and 1 million+ members. During his tenure, he managed and facilitated 41 leadership conferences, recruited, hired, and managed over 40+ employees and 600+ interns. He turned low performing team members into high performing team members that achieved and exceeded record breaking goals for both new chapter growth and chapter retention. He 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.
He also served as COO of two start up companies.
Tim is currently the President of Duffy Leadership Inc., which provides LIVE "In-Person" or "Zoom" training sessions to leaders at corporations, colleges and universities. In addition, he provides Executive Coaching to CEOs, Founders and other individuals on a variety of topics such as: leadership, sales, customer success, communication and management.
In 2021, Tim founded Electus Society, a free, membership-only, executive leadership organization 501(c)(3) registered not-for-profit, whose mission is to create active and engaged conscious leaders. Electus Society is a community of "conscious leaders" learning "real-world skills" to better serve others. Electus Society conducts monthly personal and professional development training.
The intention and motivation for creating Electus Society comes from a place of love and service to create the next generation of leaders. Therefore, individuals with little or no income will NOT have any financial barriers that prevent them from benefiting from this personal and professional development training. Everyone must still apply and be accepted and complete the post-assessments to receive a certificate of completion. Anyone can make donations to help grow Electus Society. Members will receive an additional $2,000 worth of benefits (coaching, free book, discounts and much more) as a thank you for a monthly contribution for the price of a cup of coffee (or tea) ($5). To learn more and donate, please visit: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/electussociety