Leadership Awards Ceremony 2016 

Congratulations to the Elon University students and staff member that were recognized for their accomplishments at the Leadership Awards Ceremony on April 28, 2016. The program highlights campus leaders.



Declare a Leadership Studies Minor!

Regardless of your career or life path, you will always have the opportunity to engage in a significant leadership role. Effective leadership cuts across all disciplines and levels, and the Leadership Studies minor provides a solid academic, theoretical and practical vehicle to prepare students for these key roles. Click here to learn more. 


Help Your Organization Grow On The Challenge Course

Interested in overcoming obstacles, building leadership skills, and challenging yourself and others? The Challenge Course offers a variety low ropes courses and high ropes courses to classes, club sports teams, student organizations, off-campus groups, etc. Having you organization/exec members participate in the Challenge Course is a great way to help your team learn to work together while also learning about themselves. Learn more here


Join The LEAD Program!

Are you interested in developing your potential as a leader? Consider joining the LEAD Program! The LEAD Program is a three tier self-paced program that helps student to learn about their leadership style, learn how to lead a diverse group of people, and how to apply their knowledge in the greater community. Click Here to learn more!


Apply for a FSE today! 

Students enrolled in the Class of 2020 can apply for a first-year summer experience (FSE)! Adventures in Leadership is an outdoor experience of hiking, camping, climbing, group initiatives, and white-water rafting offered only to incoming Elon students. The program will aid students in developing leadership skills, understanding community, working in teams, and building lasting friendships. Click here to learn more.



Student Leadership Competencies & Learning Outcomes

Center for Leadership programs help students develop the competencies they need to become effective leaders. Below are the competencies and subsequent learning outcomes.

Exploring Personal Foundations for Leadership

  • Understand personal skills and styles
  • Apply personal values, passions, and interests
  • Articulate personalized leadership definition

Establishing One’s Self as an Authentic Leader

  • Model ethical behavior and integrity
  • Maintain congruence
  • Take responsibility for personal behavior
  • Project confidence

Continuing Growth as a Leader

  • Seek out and leverage feedback
  • Demonstrate flexibility
  • Exhibit resiliency
  • Determine personal balance and well being
  • Develop mentor/mentee relationships
  • Foster self development

Incorporating Social Justice Values into Demonstrated Leadership

  • Practice civic responsibility
  • Gain global and cultural awareness
  • Recognize personal privileges and privileges of various social identities
  • Understand power, power dynamics, and oppression
  • Embrace diversity and inclusion

Leading in the Interpersonal Context

  • Respond to group dynamics
  • Communicate effectively
  • Value others’ perspectives
  • Demonstrate empathy
  • Promote collaboration and consensus
  • Negotiate persuasively
  • Utilize civility during controversy
  • Inspire and empower others
  • Develop others’ leadership capabilities

Effecting Organizational and Systemic Change

  • Establish a common purpose
  • Articulate a vision and mission
  • Understand and react to contextual influences
  • Analyze organizational behavior
  • Cultivate innovation and risk taking
  • Drive and sustain growth

Managing Change Processes and Systems

  • Set meaningful goals
  • Plan and organize
  • Manage processes and execution
  • Monitor progress
  • Synthesize information
  • Make sound decisions

News and Events

Leupold Serves as visiting professor at the University of Iceland 

Elon's Isabella Cannon Professor of Leadership teaches MBA students theories and practices related to leadership development

Mussa Idris publishes study about East African migrants in Washington D.C.

The chapter is part of the book "Africa and Globalization: Challenges of Governance and Creativity," published this year by Palgrave Macmillan.


Elon University Guides app offers valuable information for Orientation, other major campus events

Find out more information and download instructions for the app, which will support New Student Orientation and other events throughout the year.

Engaging Experience: Summer offers time for new Elon students to support local community

Eighteen members of the Class of 2022 spent nearly a week working with local nonprofit groups to learn about the surrounding community. 

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