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Griffin Student Leadership Institute

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"Committed to Serve - Learning to Lead"

Gwynedd Mercy University leadership program is committed to the development of graduates who will be effective leader who are compassionate toward those in need, and who are compelled to act within the spirit of social responsibility.

In addition to the annual, campus-wide leadership conference, the Institute is a comprehensive program with three levels of certification available to Gwynedd Mercy University students:

  • Emerging Leaders Certification—Directed to both   current and incoming students, the Emerging Leaders Certification provides a foundation in leadership and the skills necessary to apply leadership in a socially conscious college environment.
  • Organizational Leadership Certification—This program is directed specifically at student leaders who want to be effective within their clubs and organizations.  Emphasis is given  toward how students can organize groups to be successful and sustainable.
  • Exceptional Leader Certification—Intended for Gwynedd Mercy University students with previous leadership knowledge and certification, the Exceptional Leaders program brings one’s college leadership experience into the context of both one’s career and that of society. Exceptional Leaders will explore Leadership issues connected to both Service and Social Responsibility as they apply their leadership skills within the communities and organizations that surround them.

Emerging Leaders Certification

2014 Kickoff Weekend
Saturday, January 17
Application coming soon

Workshops Schedule
(All workshops are on Tuesdays and will be held 7:30pm-9:00pm in the Small-Side of Waldron Boardroom)

January 20: What Color is Your Brain?

February 3: "Leadership and Communication" 

February 17: "To Lead is to Serve: Making the Service Connection"

March 10: "We're All in this Together" Group Dynamics

March 24: "Choices are the Hinges of Destiny" Conflict Management

April 7: "Me Talk Pretty One Day..." Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Organizational Leadership Certification

2014 Kickoff Weekend
September 19 - 20

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You can also download the form

2014 Kickoff Weekend
September 19 & 20

Workshops Schedule
(All workshops are on Mondays and will be held 7:30pm-9:00pm in the Small-Side of Waldron Boardroom)

October 6:  Recruitment/Branding

November 3:  Event Planning/Budgeting

January 12: Group Dynamics and Processes

February 9: Evaluating and Future Planning-The Role of Change

March 9: Officer Training/Transitions Succession Planning

Exceptional Leader Certification

Click here to find out why should you apply for the Exceptional Leaders Program?

Road Map

Fall Semester:
Weekly Journal
Common Reading/Reflection
Monthly Mentor Meeting

Spring Semester:
Weekly Journal
Common Reading/Reflection
Monthly Mentor Meeting
Potentially Co-Facilitate an Emerging Leaders or Organizational Leaders Workshop
Write an Article for Publication
Attend the 3rd Annual Griffin Student Leadership Conference


Program Benefits

Upcoming Events



Student Activities Office
Location: 2nd floor, Waldron Center

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