Leadership Academy

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Become a Leader

UNH Manchester’s Student Leadership Academy is designed to give you professional and networking opportunities to become a leader in your community and career. From assuming a student leader role on campus to fostering social change off campus, you’ll broaden interpersonal and leadership skills through engagement, collaboration and community service.

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Urban Adventure: Join other Leadership Academy students for a day of fun and instructive team building.

Three Academic Courses: Learn effective leadership and collaborative theories to apply to your career.

  1. UMST 525 - Exploring Leadership
  2. UMST 526 - Social Justice and Student Leadership 
  3. One of the following:

Community Involvement: Strengthen your leadership skills by filling one or more of the following roles:

  • Student Club/Organization leader
  • Peer tutor through the Center for Academic Enrichment
  • Career Peer through Internship & Career Planning office
  • Peer Assistant Leader
  • Orientation Leader
  • Student Ambassador
  • Student Representative in a university committee
  • Approved role in other community organization

Leadership Mentoring Sessions: Build your network by participating in ongoing leadership sessions with community leaders.

Applied Leadership Project: Put your leadership skills to the test by developing, organizing and executing an event, program or activity centered around community involvement.

Portfolio Project: Showcase your knowledge, leadership and accomplishments by presenting a multi-component portfolio.

  • Strengthen your leadership skills by developing a personal philosophy to put into action in a student leader role on campus
  • Build interpersonal and collaborative skills by designing leadership development programs for peers, practicing cooperative mentoring and exploring civic issues through group discussion
  • Become a socially just leader by increasing your understanding of cultural identities and promoting inclusion and equality both on campus and in the community
  • Gain the practical experience employers want by combining classroom with real-world learning and building effective communication and leadership skills for a more robust résumé