Servant Leadership Program
The Servant Leadership Program is a rigorous, year-long program that engages students in a process of cultivating an appreciation of who they are, why they are here, and how they are called to live. The SLP process encourages students to recognize and act on their capacity as agents of change for a more just and peaceful world through an exploration of the inner and outer landscapes of their lives.
Why join SLP?
Leadership development is a life-long ongoing process, and the SLP aims to provide ample opportunities for members to grow and deepen their leadership to be contributors to a vibrant world. Members will explore the three key components of leadership: ways of seeing, ways of being, and ways of doing.
Members will identify an individual learning plan to foster increased self-awareness and growth, provide a service to campus through a group identified project, and build community with each other and across campus. Members will also engage in workshops guided by a robust leadership curriculum.
Bi-monthly facilitated large group meetings held on Monday evenings and bi-monthly small group, peer-driven accountability circles.
What does SLP do?
SLP members will take a deep dive into developing their own leadership capacities through learning new concepts and deepening self-awareness, practicing and applying learning, and reflecting on experiences.
We recognize that leadership happens in a context, and that a major component of leadership is “impactful contribution.” The SLP supports a three-tiered impact. The first impact is through individual relationships. By engaging peers, SLP members initiate personal conversations around leadership and the practice of leading, facilitate reflections, invest others in leadership activities, and invite peers to participate in the program. The second impact is through community engagement. SLP members serve the community through service, hosting and facilitating workshops and conversations regarding leadership, and initiating social action (i.e. “the dirty thirty”—thirty days of living simply). The third tier involves systemic change. This includes conducting community-based research in conjunction with a community partner to critically examine and offer solutions to systemic challenges.