Student Handbook

Leadership Training and Development Opportunities

Revised July 24, 2020

Office of Engagement & New Student Programs 

University Commons

The Arcadia University Leadership Education and Development (AU LEAD) program is a comprehensive leadership development experience that provides students with opportunities to grow into a strong, well-prepared leaders ready to make a positive impact on local, national, and global communities. 

Developing leadership skills is important. AU LEAD fosters growth and development of critical leadership skills. By participating in AU LEAD, students will engage in an in-depth exploration of leadership, based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. AU LEAD is designed for everyone, regardless of previous leadership experience. 

AU LEAD components include:

  • Leadership Workshop Series: Attend your choice of workshops from the AU LEAD Leadership Workshop Series. With various workshops offered each semester, students are sure to find one that interests you. You can find the schedule of workshops on KnightLife or on the AU LEAD calendar displayed on the first floor of the Commons.
  • Student Leadership Conference: An engaging full-day free leadership conference that provides students the opportunity to network, experience interactive leadership workshops, and learn from both Arcadia and non-Arcadia presenters.

Additional details about specific program offerings can be found on the AU LEAD website. Please do not hesitate to contact the program at