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In today's world there are countless opportunities to make a difference. More than ever there is a need for people of all ages, from all backgrounds, with all types of life experience to seize those opportunities that lead to greatness. More than ever there is a need for leaders to inspire us to dream, to participate, and to persevere.
The Student Leadership Challenge® offers everyone the chance to do just that – to take the initiative and make a difference. The Student Leadership Challenge® is about how student leaders mobilize others to want to get extraordinary things done. It's about the practices leaders use to transform values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into innovations, individuality into collaboration, and risks into rewards. It's about a climate in which people turn challenging opportunities into remarkable successes.
Learn about the behaviors and actions that great leaders demonstrate. Connect your understanding of leadership through highly-interactive group activities and continued peer-to-peer conversations. Apply the five practices of exemplary leadership to their own personal endeavors through a highly-personalized leadership journal and dedicated action plan.
The Exemplary Leadership Academy is the premier student leadership development program at Northwest Missouri State University. This nine-week part curricular, part co-curricular course is centered on The Student Leadership Challenge® and focuses on helping students learn, connect, and apply the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Each week, students will engage in a several peer-to-peer discussions, participate in highly-interactive group activities, and begin applying acquired knowledge to their personal experiences.
The National Center for Student Leadership (NCSL) hosts a semiannual four-day student leadership conference each fall and spring. This premier conference features world-renowned presenters and attracts students from all across the nation.
The Leadership Library provides student organizations with the basic materials and knowledge needed to be a successful. The hope is that the Library will help individuals and organizations grow, and in turn enrich the Northwest Missouri State University Campus. All materials are available for use/check out through the Office of Student Involvement inside the Student Engagement Center of the Student Union.
The Northwest Awards and Recognition Ceremony recognizes students and organization for their involvement and leadership at Northwest in a variety of categories. This prestigious event is held each spring and is the premier student awards ceremony at Northwest Missouri State University.