What We Do

Purpose of Our Programming

Our office believes that continued learning and partnership with the community is necessary to make each student the most effective leader possible. Learning, growing and leading with the Office of Leadership Development allows students to: find purpose, set goals, take action, and get results.

While other leadership programs focus on formal leadership roles within a group or team, our office focuses on the individual as a leader. We work to help students identify how they lead in student organizations, classroom settings, business and community organizations.

One Office, Four Initiatives

Our office aims to develop the leadership skills of the Temple community through programming, seminars, conferences and partnerships. We do so through our four initiatives, which are: Academic Connections, the TU Diamond Leadership Program, the LeaderShape Institute, and the Leadership Living Learning Community.

Campus Connections 

We provide customized training and programs for students through their academic programs or campus units. For example, we partner with the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Mangement to provide StrengthsQuest Training to all junior interns prior to working at their internship site.
 
If you are a Temple University administrator or faculty member, please contact Lauren Bullock, Program Director for Leadership Development, regarding ways the office can support your academic course curriculum. Support can include in-class presentations about leadership and professional development, and extra credit or alternative assignment opportunities through programs sponsored by our office.
 

Diamond Leadership Program

The DLP is a multi-tiered leadership initiative designed for continual engagement in leadership development. Each tier focuses on an important element of the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and incorporates the Five Leadership Challenge principles.

If you would like to learn more about the different tiers within the DLP program, please visit our website. 

Once you have completed registration, we will send the Leadership Action Plan document and the self-assessment and evaluation links for you to complete.

LeaderShape Institute at Temple University 

The LeaderShape Institute is an intensive, energizing, and unique six-day experience that involves self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that build leadership capacities. It is intense fun in a relaxed learning environment. Through this experience Temple students begin to see that leadership is a process – one that LeaderShape defines as a commitment to leading with integrity that results in extraordinary change by living in a state of possibility. 

LeaderShape registration begins in January and the LeaderShape Institute takes place in May, after the end of the academic year. 

Want to know what to expect at LeaderShape? Find out here- http://studentleadership.temple.edu/content/what-expect

Leadership Living Learning Community

The program offers students the opportunity to explore their leadership style on a deep, consistent and continual basis through an intentionally-designed curriculum. Leadership skills are an essential part of success, regardless of what major or job a student may hold. This program includes formal and informal opportunities to engage with and support the Temple community in meaningful learning opportunities to enhance leadership skills