Student Activities & Leadership DevelopmentStudent Activies & Leadership DevelopmentUniversity of Cincinnati

Student Activities & Leadership Development

Leadership Development

Student Activities and Leadership Development created the Leadership Education And Development Program (LEAD) to enhance the quality of individual student leadership and to provide services to promote quality organizational development opportunities for UC student groups and organizations. Our overall program promotes the philosophy that "leaders are made, not born." With that in mind our initiatives are designed to address three areas of leadership development:

  • Human Skills: the capacity to understand people and how to work among others
  • Technical Skills: the knowledge to become proficient in a specific area of work or activity
  • Conceptual Skills: having the ability to work with ideas and concepts

Through the leadership initiatives developed by Student Activities and Leadership Development and the student’s own opportunities, the desired outcome is for the student to become more effective in solving problems and more self-aware as a member of a greater community.

Leadership Development Opportunities

Nonviolent Activism Training

SALD's newest leadership training connects Bearcats with the international curriculum of Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation.  Participate in the two-day Orientation Training to join hundreds of thousands of people around the globe applying this training to social change.  Bring a shorter training to your orgnization through RAPP Outreach.

Check out these upcoming trainings:

For more information, contact Rebecca Lehman at 513.556.6119 or

Annual Student Leadership Conference

An annual event since 1985, this one-day leadership conference focuses on building individual student leader skills and connections. This year will include energetic opening and closing sessions, lunch, an Alumni keynote, and nearly three dozen educational programs to help you be a dynamic leader!

Seek the Highest

Saturday, February 21, 2015 

Kingsgate Conference Hotel

Please visit the conference page for more details!

Registration opens 1/5/2015--Are you ready?

Camp BearCats

Camp Bearcats is a Leadership Institute FOR students, BY students.  Participants will become immersed in the Leadership Community at UC and become prepared for future leadership roles on campus through leadership development activities and presentations all facilitated by current student leaders, staff, and faculty.  Each participant is matched with a mentor who will continue to support and engage participants throughout the academic year.   CLICK HERE to see highlights from Camp Bearcats.

The institute will be held on weekend of October 17 - 19th, 2014.

CLICK HERE to register.

Emerging Ethnic Leaders Institute

The Emerging Ethnic Leaders Institute works to increase and empower student of color leadership at the University of Cincinnati through community building, networking opportunities, service engagement, and mentoring.

For more information about the program click here!

Workshops & Retreats

The Student Activities and Leadership Development staff is trained to conduct workshops and retreats on an as-needed basis for all clubs, organizations, offices, departments and individuals. Possible experiences may focus on topics such as financial management, officer transition, meeting management, conflict resolution, organizational liability, co-curricular involvement, leadership styles and team building.

Fill out a request form today!