Leadership Development for Graduate Students

with Melissa Bostrom

About This Course

Graduate students need leadership development programs tailored to their specialized training and career opportunities, but fewer models exist for this population than for their undergraduate counterparts. This session will feature Duke University Graduate School’s Emerging Leaders Institute as a case study. 

Because of their specialized training and credentials, graduate students are likely to encounter leadership opportunities early in their professional careers. They need leadership development programs tailored to their specialized training and career opportunities, but fewer models exist for this population than for their undergraduate counterparts. This session will feature Duke University Graduate School’s Emerging Leaders Institute as a case study. The presentation will include the rationale behind the program design, an overview of the program structure and activities, and program outcomes data from the first four years. 

Learning Outcomes

After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • list competencies that researchers have found graduate students lack;
  • give examples of activities that might support graduate students in developing these competencies;
  • identify an assessment technique for evaluating competency development over time; and
  • summarize ways that program participants might sustain engagement after a leadership program concludes.

Accessing the Presentation

Once you complete your registration, you will be able to access the course by clicking on the "Login" button at the top of this page (or any page on olc.naspa.org).

  • You will be asked to login with your NASPA user name and password. Once you have done so, you will hit continue and be redirected to your dashboard in the Online Learning Community.

  • You will find the session listed under "Enrolled."

  • This session is recorded. By clicking into, "Contents," you will find the session recording, resources, and PowerPoint slides. You may view the materials as many times as you'd like, at whatever pace you would like.

  • If you have any difficulty accessing the materials, please contact Jace Kirschner (jkirschner@naspa.org).





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