Leadership Program


Mission Statement:

The Elms College Leadership Program facilitates, educates and motivates students to seek out opportunities to develop leadership skills and to make a difference when serving their communities.  Through leadershipprogramming, workshops and activities, students will self-reflect, develop skills and make changes through action.


How to get involved:

The Elms College Leadership Program is open to sophomore students only. We are no longer accepting applications for the Class of 2017. Acceptance letters were sent out in July. Information will be posted in April on how to apply for the Class of 2018.

Important Dates for Class of 2017 Students:

Fall 2014:

Wednesday, 9/17, 12:15-1:15 pm: Introduction to the Leadership Program (FDR)

Sunday, 9/28: All Day Retreat Off-Campus (Lunch and Transportation Provided)
*We will depart Campus at 8:30 a.m. and return around 3:30 p.m.*

Tuesday, 10/14, 10 am-12 pm: StrengthsQuest (O’Leary Great Room)
*Please note this is during the Professional Development Day and there are no classes this

Wednesday, 10/22, 7-9:30 pm: Mike Webber: Leadership Development (Veritas)
*This program is not just for our leadership program students - it is required of all clubs and organizations and will be a big program*

Wednesday, 10/29, 12:15-1:15 pm: What type of leader do you want to be? (FDR)

Wednesday, 11/19, 12:15-1:15 pm: Group Dynamics and Collaboration (FDR)

Spring 2015 Semester

Wednesday, 2/4, 12:15-1:15 pm: Introduction to the Social Change Model (FDR)

Wednesday, 3/18, 12:15-1:15 pm: Cross Cultural Communication (FDR)

Wednesday, 4/8, 12:15-1:15 pm: Reflection & Wrap-Up (FDR)

Wednesday, 4/15, 6:45 pm: Presentation & Dinner Off-Campus (FDR)

All programs and workshops are mandatory


Class of 2017 Leadership Program Students:

Coming soon!


Class of 2016 Leadership Program Students:

Samantha Alvino:

Hometown: Holtsville, NY

"To me leadership is standing up for what you believe in as well as determination to never stop moving towards your dream. As a leader, no matter how many times you may fall down or how many obstacles are thrown in your way, you get back up and keep working towards the finish line and even then you never stop. Leadership is also standing up for others and making sure that everyone is treated fairly and equally. As a leader you have good communication skills and the ability to listen to what others have to say. Leadership comes from deep within a person and can be shown in many different ways. Leadership is taking pride in who you are and using your skills and talents to make the world around you a better place."

Crystal Archibald:

Hometown: Portland, ME

"My definition of leadership is someone who is not a follower and has the courage to stand up for themselves and do something that not everyone else is doing. Being a role model for people around them and being a leader for people to look up to."

Sarah Carpenter:

Hometown: Vernon, CT

"My definition of leadership is having someone to take control to reach a goal, and someone to look up to."

Kendra Hicks:

Hometown: Warren, RI

"To me the definition of leadership is the act of helping the best come out in everyone. Everyone is different and have different qualities that make them a good leader. A leader does not just have to be the person who is in charge or at the top of the pyramid because there are also skills like includer, adaptability, empathy, futuristic, and harmony within the shy and quiet girl that make her a great leader."

Phoebe Hobbs:

Hometown: Southwick, MA

"Leadership is the capacity to help others and positively influence their lives."

Maira Pantoja:

Hometown: East Windsor, CT

"My definition of Leadership is someone who is looked up to among his/her peers. someone who displays excellent communication, organization, and motivational skills. Someone who is always looking for other ways to better themselves and encourage others to do the same. someone who does not let the influence of others steer them away from their goals in life."

Angela Hayley Purcell:

Hometown: Ft. Louis, WA

"My definition of leadership is as follows: Helping others to further themselves in their lives and help them to achieve their long-term and short-term goals."