AU LEAD fosters the growth and development of critical leadership skills. Designed for everyone—regardless of previous experience—this comprehensive program prepares strong leaders to make a positive impact on communities. You’ll engage in an in-depth exploration of leadership, based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.
Leadership Workshop Series
With 12-15 workshops each semester, you’re sure to find a session that interests you. The workshop schedule is posted on KnightLife and the AU LEAD calendar on the first floor of Commons. If you attend 12 or more workshops, you’ll earn a Leadership Certificate for your commitment to developing leadership skills at the Engagement and New Student Programs Leadership Awards ceremony.
Student Leadership Conference
Explore how you can empower others, build community, and “think beyond the title” at our annual Student Leadership Conference. Registration opens each year on KnightLife.
Knight Leadership Program
The Knight Leadership Program (KLP) is a sequential leadership experience consisting of three unique and dynamic tiers. By working within a cohort, you’ll meet new people, learn together, and lead toward a common goal.
The Scarlet Level is offered in the spring semester. Participants meet six times over the course of the spring semester to dive into an exploration of self and answer the question: “Who am I as a leader?”
The Grey Level, offered during the fall semester, focuses on how you create and lead teams. To participate, you must have successfully completed the Scarlet Level and be prepared to attend the six required meetings.
A combination of individual experiences and group work, the spring-semester Knight Level will elevate your leadership to positively impact your community. To participate, you must successfully complete both the Scarlet and Grey levels.
Participation in KLP is selective, but you do not need to have prior leadership experience. You must demonstrate a desire to become a stronger leader, and submit a resume and two references (including one Arcadia faculty or staff member.