Leadership is in the Washburn University Leadership Institute.
The Leadership Institute believes that experience is one of the principles of leadership development, and many of the best experiential opportunities lie within the Institute. As a student-led initiative, the Institute has established a Student Leadership Council with student directors and team leaders to encourage leadership development through the Washburn Leadership Experience. Different levels of responsibility with these positions allow students to immediately participate and network within the Institute.
There are 4 Student Director positions and 9 Team Leader positions that form the Student Leadership Council of the Leadership Institute. Each position involves a number of responsibilities, which in turn gives students the ability to affect change in the Leadership Institute, on Washburn's campus and in the community. Student Directors meet regularly to assess completed projects, evaluate tasks in progress and discuss future plans to ensure the success of the Institute and its constituencies. They are also in charge of overseeing their area's Project Teams. Responsibilities for each area within the Institute are allocated to Student Directors based on strengths, interests and experiences.
There are several Team Leaders within the Student Director areas of the Leadership Institute. Project Teams engage student involvement as both Leaders and Members. These positions do not require as much time or responsibility as the Student Director positions, but they still give students the opportunity to affect change in the Leadership Institute, on Washburn's campus and in the community. Project Team Leaders meet with their Student Director monthly to assess completed projects, evaluate tasks in progress and discuss future plans for their area. These Leaders oversee Members of their Project Team and are responsible for developing and implementing project team strategies. Responsibilities for each project team within the Institute are allocated to Project Team Leaders and Members based on strengths, interests and experiences.