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Leadership Training & Development

The following opportunities are designed to help build leadership skills and capacity for individuals or student organizations. These programs are short-term commitments and can easily fit into your schedule. 

Student Leadership Practices Inventory

About the Inventory

The Student Leadership Practices Inventory is a feedback tool designed to help understand how you, and others, perceive your leadership style. It’s also an opportunity to discover your leadership strengths and weaknesses, to make a plan for improvement, and to commit to growing as a leader within your organization.

The foundation of inventory is based on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership defined in "The Student Leadership Challenge" by Kouzes & Posner.

Take the Challenge

Are you or members of your organization looking for a new and innovative way to improve your leadership style? This leadership inventory will set the foundation.

The Student Leadership Practices Inventory is done online at your convenience, followed up by a 90-minute hands-on workshop to help individuals understand their results and maximize their leadership potential.

To register for a workshop, please complete the registration form. You will receive contact from our Student Leadership Practices Inventory Coordinator in the next 48 hours about the next steps.

We are able to offer this leadership inventory free of charge to current UP students thanks to the support of the Student Initiated Fee.

Leadership Education and Development Program

Leadership Education and Development Program

The online leadership development program is designed to help students learn more about themselves, others, and to gain a general understanding of important leadership concepts.

The program offers four unique modules to help students learn more about the following concepts:

  • Engaging in Leadership
  • Leadership Theory
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Multiculturalism

Additionally, students can choose to complete any of the following optional modules.

  • Budgeting
  • Marketing
  • Meeting Management
  • Parliamentary Procedure
  • Time Management
  • Transitioning Leaders & Organizations

These workshops are all available to be taken anytime as a non-credit bearing course in Canvas. To sign up, please complete the registration.  For questions, contact us at 

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Student Organization Workshops

Student Organization Workshops

Workshops are requested by student organizations on campus looking to improve various aspects of their groups' dynamic. Student Organization Consultants will build and lead a group of ice breakers and team building activities aimed at meeting the needs of your organization.

If you are interested in requesting a customized workshop for your organization, complete our request form below. To effectively address your organization's needs, we ask that you give us at least 2 weeks notice before the workshop date. Thank you!

Workshop request form

Spring 2021 Leadership Workshops

The Office of Student Activities is offering a variety of workshops focused on personal leadership skill development. These workshops are open to all current Penn State students and will be offered on the Penn State Zoom platform. To register for each workshop please follow the link in the description. Contact or (814) 865-1051 with any questions or for additional information.

Knowing Your Why 

February 17, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (EDT) 

College is not easy; however, it opens the door to many amazing opportunities. Through this presentation, we will discuss the importance of getting involved, networking, and making the most of each opportunity. This session will explore outlets and resources that will assist you in knowing your why.  Register for Knowing Your Why by February 16th at noon.  


Motivation and Engagement

March 9, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (EDT)

Is your team feeling rundown? Are they lacking interest or commitment to the group’s goals? Know you’re not alone. Join in this workshop to learn about strategies to connect with your team and uplift them through challenges. Register for Motivation and Engagement by March 8th at noon.


Energy Management 

April 7, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (EDT) 

Hours are fixed; energy is not. If you're feeling overwhelmed or unfocused it may not be your time management skills, but how you’re managing your energy. Come to this workshop to learn about what energy management means and how to implement it in your work. Register for Energy Management by April 6th at noon.

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