Leadership Education & Development


There are many opportunities at WSU for aspiring student leaders.

You can run for Student Senate or lead a campus club. You can sign up as team captain for an intramural sports team. You can make students' on-campus housing experience memorable as a Resident Assistant. You can help students succeed in their classes as a tutor—and so much more.

But you don’t want to be just any leader. You want to be a great one. That’s where the Warriors L.E.A.D. Series comes in.


About the Warriors L.E.A.D. Series

The Warriors L.E.A.D. Series is a free three-part co-curricular program that gives students hands-on leadership training.

Through group discussions and other activities, you'll learn how to highlight your unique strengths using leadership tools.

You’ll also:

  • define your personal leadership styles.
  • understand how those styles impact group dynamics.
  • prepare yourself for post-graduation leadership roles.

Your session leader will give you the necessary materials, so all you have to do is show up and be ready to learn. Bonus: you won’t be required to do homework.

You can complete only one part or all three. Complete however many sessions that give you the confidence and skills you need for the leadership roles you’re interested in.

At the end of each part you complete, you’ll receive a certificate and a gift.

Check out what each part of the Warriors L.E.A.D. Series entails and how you can become a better student leader today.

Emerging Warriors


The Emerging Warriors program is the first tier of the Warriors L.E.A.D. Series.

In this program, you’ll learn what it means to be an emotionally intelligent leader. Important topics covered in this program include authenticity, flexibility, initiative, and optimism.

You’ll also:

  • become more self-aware.
  • recognize your leadership potential.
  • explain how your strengths and weaknesses impact your leadership journey and your relationships.

The Emerging Warriors program consists of five 60-minute sessions. You must attend all five sessions and actively participate to complete this program.

There are no requirements to sign up for this program.

Developing Warriors


The Developing Warriors program is the second tier of the Warriors L.E.A.D. Series.

In this program, you’ll learn how to be an energizing and effective group leader. Important topics covered in this program include empathy, coaching, team building, and relationships.

You’ll also:

  • recognize how your leadership traits can impact different groups.
  • understand the importance of change management.
  • practice conflict resolution tactics.

The Developing Warriors program consists of five 60-minute sessions. You must attend all five sessions and actively participate to complete this program.

You aren’t required to complete the Emerging Warriors program before this one, but you’re encouraged to. Otherwise, there are no requirements to sign up for this program.

Advancing Warriors


The Advancing Warriors program is the third and final tier of the Warriors L.E.A.D. Series.

In this program, you’ll learn how to be a leader who can adapt to change.

You’ll also:

  • reflect on everything you’ve learned in the series.
  • create your own leadership toolkit for post-graduation life.
  • understand how to use leadership skills outside your student experience.

You can even develop a project that focuses on a leadership topic and present this project at the Warriors L.E.A.D. Summit.

The Advancing Warriors program consists of one two-hour workshop. You must attend this workshop and actively participate to complete this program.

Requirements

To sign up for this program, you must complete either the Emerging Warriors program or the Developing Warriors program first. You may also complete both tiers before completing this final installment.

Ready to Get Started?


All WSU students will receive an email each semester that announces the days and times each tier of the Warriors L.E.A.D. Series will be offered.

Keep your eyes peeled for this message, as this is when you formally sign up!

If you have any remaining questions, please email Alex Thompson, Assistant Director of Student Activities, at warriorslead@winona.edu.