Stevens is committed to providing opportunities for students to develop and sharpen their leadership capacities.
Stevens LEADS seminars and workshops advise and empower individuals and members of student organizations to become involved in various facets of campus and community life, from positional leadership roles in student organizations to participation in community service programs. For more information on getting involved, please contact Student Life.
Stevens LEADS: Emerging Leaders
The Emerging Leaders seminars aid students in developing the confidence, knowledge and interpersonal skills needed to be impactful and responsible leaders. Through discussion and interactive exercises, students will have the opportunity to examine their own leadership potential as well as to apply newly acquired skills. After engaging in an orientation and six seminars, the students will earn a Stevens LEADS Certificate for Emerging Leaders.
Qualifications: Must be a first or second year undergraduate student
Stevens LEADS: Advancing Leaders
The Advancing Leaders seminars examine community-based leadership theories. Specifically, they are designed to help students build upon their leadership experience and present methods that can be utilized to maximize the student’s impact on an organization and the community. The relationship leadership model will frame the content through five components of focus – being purposeful, empowering, process-oriented, ethical and inclusive. Students will learn how the components inform their own processes of decision making regarding organizational leadership. After engaging in seven seminars, the students will earn a Stevens LEADS Certificate for Advancing Leaders.
Qualifications: Students must have held a leadership position on campus for a minimum of one year and be at least a second year undergraduate student.
Stevens LEADS: Transforming Leaders
The Transforming Leaders seminars are based on Schlossberg’s Transition Theory and allow students to build upon their understanding of leadership. The model will frame the content through four factors – self, situation, support and strategies. Students will learn to better articulate their leadership identity, understand their leadership style and values, and recognize ways to transform their leadership style in varying situations. Throughout the seminars, students will learn ways to leave a legacy as leaders at Stevens and to navigate their transition into post-graduate life. Seminars will be facilitated by a number of professionals from the Stevens community and will cover topics ranging from leadership development, informal leadership, and stewardship. Students will also have the opportunity to attend a student leadership conference to expand their network and learn from other students from various institutions. After engaging in six seminars and attending a conference, the students will earn a Stevens LEADS Certificate for Transforming Leaders.
Qualifications: Students must have held a leadership position on campus for a minimum of two years and be currently a junior or senior.
Members of Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) will attend a half-day training each semester in order to continue to develop their leadership skills, learn best practices to organizational management and provide opportunities for rising RSO leaders and members to contribute to their organizations. The workshops will focus on varying topics relevant to RSO leaders, such as communication styles, motivating the middle, program planning and leveraging club members' strengths in order to be successful RSOs.