Introduction to Leadership
The goal of this class is to provide an overview of theories and skills necessary for effective leadership. Students will examine the historical perspective on leadership theory, participate in self-assessments, learn about the Student Leadership Challenge, understand groups, culture, and communities, apply what they have learned in experiential learning settings, and develop a personal philosophy of leadership. This course is geared toward emerging student leaders.
President's Leadership Class
The Presidentâs Leadership Class (PLC) was created in 2008 as a collaboration between the Office of Student Life (now the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership) and the Office of the President as a way to help facilitate leadership development in The University of Iowaâs emerging leaders. Leadership development for students is a strategic priority for the University of Iowa, and the Office of the President is committed to supporting student success through developing student leaders.
The LeaderShape Iowa Institute is an interactive, energizing, and unique experience that builds leadership skills no other program can match. Students spent six days off-campus in Washington, Iowa engaging in an intensive leadership experience that included a highly interactive and energizing leadership enhancement program. The program provided participants with the tools necessary to become visionary leaders. LeaderShape occurs annually before spring semester classes begin in January.
Leadership Development Funds
The Tom Rocklin Fund for Leadership Development is intended to help promising student leaders fund meaningful summer leadership experiences or activities to enhance their undergraduate careers and skills at Iowa.
Hawkeye Leadership Awards
We gather each spring to recognize outstanding students, advisers, and organizations for their work and efforts over the past year. The Hawkeye Leadership Award nominations and applications are available each year to the over 500 clubs and organizations on campus. A team of amazing volunteers read and judged all of our Hawkeye Award nominations.