Leadership Institute

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The Leadership Collective at Michigan State University exists to build a culture of leadership development among graduate students, professional students, and postdocs.  We want to empower these Spartans to take a proactive approach to their leadership development so they may make a difference in the classroom, community, university, and in the world.

In the past, the Leadership Collective was known as the "Leadership Institute" and comprised three main components. The Leadership Summit was an intensive one-day conference held every fall semester.  The Leadership Academy was an 8-week cohort-style developmental experience where participants design and execute leadership projects.  Leadership Fellows work during the school year to build community and leadership within their colleges. Currently, the Leadership Fellows Program is the only active program. 

We utilize iteach.msu.edu, a collaborative platform for MSU educators, to house the projects, stories, and resources of the Institute. On our iteach page, you can find past Fellows' & Academy projects, the history of the Institute's development, and resources for personal and professional leadership development!

Click here to visit our iteach space and learn about the Institute's history, our ethos, and the accomplishments of our graduate student leaders!