Leadership Programs

Student Leadership Foundation:

Student Leadership Foundation (SLF) is an intensive semester-long leadership program for Freshmen and Sophomore leaders on campus.  This program is designed to support rising campus leaders as they build a strong network with fellow leaders on campus.  The program includes community-building activities, guest speakers from around campus, the “SLF Project,” and sessions devoted to personal leadership awareness.  Participation is limited to approximately 25 students; these participants are selected through an application process in the semester preceding their participation.

Women’s Leadership Program:

The Women’s Leadership Program is an academic course in which participants can earn one credit. The goal of this course is to provide a forum for women to learn more about themselves as leaders, and to discuss individual and social issues faced by women as they seek to lead lives of meaning and purpose. Students meet with speakers from the College, its alumni, and the community to address these topics.  This course requires instructor approval. 

Elevating Your Personal Best:

This program is designed for any William & Mary student interested in identifying and honing his or her leadership style. Using the Leadership Practices Inventory (Kouzes & Posner), participants will reflect upon their leadership patterns of behavior and identify opportunities to make changes in their approaches to leadership that will allow them to grow and develop into more effective leaders.  The Leadership Practices Inventory includes a self-assessment, as well as a 360-degree evaluation where peers and others can provide feedback.  Participants will discuss the results of their self-assessment and evaluations with a coach who will help the participant develop a personalized action plan.  The participants will be invited to attend workshops on the 5 Leadership Practices to further develop their leadership skills.

CORT Series:

The CORT Series is a collection of workshops designed to help equip students with the tools necessary to problem solve within their respective organizations. Each CORT Series workshop is led by a staff member from the Office of Student Leadership Development and has been developed from real experiences from our staff helping students problem solve at William & Mary.

This campus-wide campaign is designed to showcase and celebrate our leaders that embody the idea that leadership takes no positional title or authority. The campaign has transitioned into a monthly award known as the No Title Needed Award (formerly the RAIL Award). The award is given to one student per month who reflects the values of the Office of Student Leadership Development and shows that positive change does not take positional authority. 

NoTitle Needed:

This campus-wide campaign is designed to showcase and celebrate our leaders that embody the idea that leadership takes no positional title or authority.  The campaign has transitioned into a monthly award known as the No Title Needed Award (formerly the Rail Award).  The award is given to one student per month who reflects the values of the Office of Student Leadership Development and shows that positive changes does not take positional authority.