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Leadership Development

Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership (SAIL) is dedicated to helping students have the knowledge, tools and resources to grow as leaders. We are also dedicated to providing leadership resources and training for all our student organizations. We encourage you to check out what we have to offer and call on us to help you, or your group, take it to the next level. We focus on the following:


We believe in becoming lifelong learners and, as a result, have started a leadership library that includes books, DVDs, handouts, worksheets and team building materials. Students and student groups are encouraged to check out our materials. We also offer customized leadership workshops, individual leadership consultations, a quarterly Leadership Series and an annual student leadership conference to help students develop and explore who they are as leaders.


We believe that when people are challenged, growth occurs. If there is no challenge, there is no growth. We work hard to challenge and support all students we work with. That said, we also believe in being challenged by choice. In other words, all of our workshops, consultations and leadership experiences are designed to allow students or participants to opt-in or opt-out based on their comfort level. While we encourage students to challenge themselves and move beyond their comfort zone, we believe in the power of individual choice to do so.


We believe in inspiring students to become better leaders and change agents. We do this by being upbeat, encouraging and passionate about our work. We also look to partner with students, faculty, staff and community members who inspire us on a daily basis to make a difference.


Principles which guide the direction of our programs and services:

  • People never stop learning.
  • Learning styles are different and how we learn matters.
  • People make a difference.
  • Change is possible.
  • Individuals can lead from the middle of groups and organizations. You do not have to have a "position" to be a leader.



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