Tier 2 of the LEAD Program prompts students to explore leadership as a collective responsibility, to think critically about group process and role identity, and to examine the dynamics of effective collaboration and communication through continued refinement, integration, and application of Tier 1 skills in a team setting.


Core (required) sessions are scheduled prior to the start of each academic year.

Elective (participant choice) sessions are scheduled prior to the start of each academic year and also added and advertised as necessary.

In order to track progress, register for workshops, and complete reflections, participants need to create an account with Engage W&L using their W&L credentials, and request to become a member of the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program.


leadership Education

Attend and reflect upon three workshops and two roundtables.

  • Core Workshops:

    • CliftonStrengths Part II (1.5 hours)

    • Group Process & Theory (1 hour)

    • Effective Presentations (1 hour)

  • Core Roundtables:

    • Effective Feedback (1 hour)

    • Design Roundtable (1 hour)

facilitation & team Building

Attend and reflect upon two pre-selected core sessions.

  • Core Sessions:

    • Team Building 201(2 hours)

    • Facilitating Discussions (1 hour)

Service Learning

Complete and reflect upon service experience (20 hours total).

  • Core Sessions/Activities:

    • Recruiting & Motivating Volunteers (30 minutes)

    • Community Service (complete 18 additional hours)

      • Within hours you must: (a) attend 1 Bonner, APO, or NSL meeting and (b) bring a non-LEAD friend to serve with you.

      • Remember to log your hours in Engage W&L. All community service hours should be recorded in the main Washington and Lee University page, NOT the LEAD page. However, the LEAD Program and your corresponding Tier subgroup should be selected in the sharing option. Any questions on Engage W&L/GivePulse can be directed to Leah Beard or one of the LEAD Team Members.

    • Reflection: Write a two-page paper upon completion of service hours (1.5 hours)

      • Explore the changes in your site between start to finish, discuss your learning and growing as a volunteer, and identify one experience that required you to draw on one of the required workshops.


Attend and reflect upon three integration sessions. *Two sessions are pre-selected and one is of participant choice.

  • Core Sessions:

    • Case Study: Group conflict & decision making (1 hour)

    • Diversity & Leadership: Creating a culture of inclusion (1.5 hours)

    • Attend one additional event of your choice: a campus speaker or a roundtable or discussion group, a pre-approved team building/facilitation experience, or a pre-approved conference. (1-2 hours)

End of year reflection

Creative reflections are presented during Spring Term (or as scheduled for students going abroad during the spring).

  • Reflection Prompt:

    • How has Tier 2 helped you better fulfill, realize, and/or utilize what you experienced in Tier 1?

    • How have you seen your Tier 2 learning in application beyond the LEAD Program?