Leadership Program

The Leadership Program provides students the interactive opportunity to develop, advance, and practice various leadership skills that will benefit them as individuals, leaders, and citizens.

More than one way to participate:

  • Leadership Council
  • Student Programs
  • Retreats
  • Leadership Conference
  • Peer Trainers
  • External Leadership with Area High Schools
  • Recognition Night

Leadership Council

A group of students who have demonstrated a high level of leadership on campus. The council plans and implements the various leadership programs/conference. Members are selected by an application process and are supported by an advisor from the Office of Student Development.

Student Programs

An opportunity to enhance your self and emerge as a student leader. This level of the program covers the basics of leadership.

  • Personality Assessment
  • Leadership Styles
  • Self-Trust
  • Evaluation Strengths and Challenges
  • Communication
  • Basic Teamwork
  • Self-Assessment

You'll learn skills that allow you to mentor and negotiate with others.

  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Understanding others
  • Risk Taking
  • Trust
  • Coaching/Mentoring/Negotiating
  • Advanced Communication and Teamwork

Become a leader who will create positive change within the campus community and beyond. Enhance your delegation, motivation, empowerment, and accountability skills.

  • Group Development
  • Ethical and Moral Development
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolutions
  • Inclusiveness
  • Motivation and Accountability
  • Delegation and Empowerment


Emerging Leaders Retreat

Students working together to lift up another student

A three-day, off-campus experience focused on exploring your skills while understanding your strengths and limitations.

Develop Leaders Retreat

A two day, local Fitchburg area experience dedicated to the value of teamwork while giving back to the community.

You'll participate in team building activities and will be assigned a community service project to complete.

Students helping another student climb a wall

Advanced Leaders Retreat

A two-day, off-campus experience that provides the opportunity for an advanced student leader to put their skills to practice. It consists of team challenges that will explore the group development process while practicing leadership skills.

Students on the Advanced Leaders Retreat

Leadership Conference

An annual event held every spring, this conference features workshops that teach leadership development and how it can be applied.

The program is open to all students and consists of education sessions, a keynote luncheon, and a team activity.

Peer Trainers

Peer trainers are available to clubs and organizations upon request.

Trainers will work with clubs and organizations to provide them with a session of support to develop their group in an area of need.

Groups can request any topic; examples include time management, communication, delegation, etc.

External Leadership with Area High Schools

The leadership program reaches out to local high schools students in order to help them grow in their leadership abilities.

High school delegate groups are invited to join the annual Leadership Conference, with a special high school leadership track of sessions provided to them by our Student Government Association.

In addition, the Leadership Council provides sessions on high school leadership days on topics such as anti-bullying.

Recognition Night

This event recognizes student leadership efforts in various capacities who have excelled throughout the academic year.

Clubs, organizations, and individuals may be nominated for various awards to be given out during a ceremony that is followed by a celebration reception.