Leadership Initiatives at Washington and Lee University

our goals

LEAD PROGRAM: Through participation in the Leadership Educations and Development (LEAD) Program, students will be exposed in a number of applied learning experiences such as interactive workshops and service opportunities. Students will also be encouraged to think critically, examine their definition and style of leadership, and reflect on their personal development, community impact, and ability to lead with authenticity. We see leadership to be relational and situational and our program emphasizes that effective leadership combines both the head and the heart, the tangible and intangible skills and qualities. For more information about the LEAD Program, click here.

LEAD BANQUET: An evening of celebration; recognizing the many individual and group accomplishments that have come to fruition within the past year. The banquet also offers moments of gratitude and affirmation as we know that the Washington and Lee co-curricular experience would not be as vibrant without the hard work of dedicated student leaders.

While the Division of Student Affairs works collaboratively to promote Washington and Lee University's core values of academic excellence, civility, personal honor and integrity, we appreciate student feedback and want to be intentional in our programmatic efforts. Please contact Leah Beard (lbeard@wlu.edu), Assistant Director of Leadership Development and Student Engagement, if you are interested in leadership development, educational offerings, and/or programmatic efforts that align with our goals.



The Program

Seeking to develop your leadership style? Participation in LEAD can help you to achieve this and more!  

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