Student Leadership Institute
The mission of the Student Leadership Institute is to facilitate the development of leadership skills among students. Student have an opportunity to participate in a variety of programs that focus on developing the skills and knowledge needed to be successful.
The SLI operates under the following key assumptions:
- Leadership is concerned with effecting change on behalf of others and society
- Leadership is collaborative
- Leadership is a process rather than a position
- Leadership is value-based
- Leadership skills can be learned. (All students are potential leaders)
The goals of the SLI are to provide programs that:
- Prepare students to assume leadership roles on campus, in the community, and in the workplace.
- Facilitate positive social change at the college and in the community. That is, to undertake action that will help the college and community to function more effectively and humanely.
- Expose students to a variety of cultural experiences that will allow them to gain a better understanding of their community and the world.
- Improve students “soft skills” that are needed to be a successful leader including but not limited to effective communication, critical thinking, group process, and goal setting.
- Enhance student learning and development; more specifically, to develop in each student participant greater:
- Self-Knowledge: understanding of one’s talents, values, interests, especially as these relate to the student’s capacity to provide effective leadership
- Leadership Competence: the capacity to mobilize oneself and others to serve and work collaboratively.
- Active Citizenship: to encourage students to realize their potential to impact their community through volunteerism and service-learning.
For more information about the Student Leadership Institute contact Michael Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org.