Niagara University is committed to training student leaders annually, offering interested student leaders opportunities to lead on and off campus. Leadership NU provides students with experiences that allow them to get to know the local community, its needs, and its people. Leadership NU participants are trained and promoted as solution seekers.
At the core of Leadership NU is training student leaders in the Vincentian tradition of thinking and acting for systemic change, with a collective impact model as the adopted analysis and change framework. This survey of theory and practice of leadership prepares students for roles as active leaders on campus and within communities.
Part of Leadership NU is a three credit undergraduate project based course: "LNU200: Impact Models and Practices." It is included in the leadership minor of the department of management in the College of Business Administration.
An ongoing project addressing a local social problem knits the cohorts together across years.
Some of the topics are:
- teamwork and collaboration and decision-making
- creativity and innovation
- leading for change and transformation
- community leadership and action
- communications for leaders
- diversity and inclusion
- critical thinking
As part of the developing plan for Leadership NU, student-led special topics colloquia will be offered each semester. Contact Fr. Rooney for more information.