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"Committed to Serve - Learning to Lead"

The Gwynedd Mercy University Griffin Student leadership Institute (GSLI) 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 leadership certification available to Gwynedd Mercy University students.  Click the links to learn more about each program.

Emerging Leaders                          Organizational Leadership                           Exceptional Leadership


Emerging Leader 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.

Click here to print an application.  Deadline to apply is Friday, November 2, 2014

2015 Kickoff Weekend
Saturday, January 17

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 Leader 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.

2014 Kickoff Weekend
September 19 - 20

Click here to complete our form
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

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.

exceptional leaders flyer: discover your Next dream

Click here for additional for why YOU should apply for the GSLI Exceptional Leaders Program?

Deadline to submit application is Monday, September 15, 2014 by 5pm
Click here for the Exceptional Leaders application (pdf)


Program Benefits

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Student Activities Office
Location: 2nd floor, Waldron Center

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