Islander Leadership Seminar

Anchor Yourself in Leadership!

This seminar is open to all students who wish to enhance their leadership abilities and there is no fee to participate.  Students who want to apply to become a resident assistant at either Miramar or Momentum Village are required to complete the course in order to interview for a position.  

ILS is hosted in both the Fall and Spring semesters. The seminar is free of charge and open to all students, whether they are interested in becoming an RA or just want to enhance their leadership skills.

The seminar teaches The 5 Principles of Leadership that are found in The Student Leadership Challenge. Additional workshops on inclusion, personality type, and ethics are also taught. Out of the classroom, participants complete various assignments.


General Seminar Information


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Attendance and Participation

Attendance at each workshop is required. Students MAY NOT miss any classes nor arrive late or depart early for any classes.  

This seminar is heavily dependent on ALL students being active participants in discussions and activities. You are expected to come to every workshop prepared to participate fully.

We will discuss some topics which may challenge your beliefs or are topics that you are passionate about. While emotions are a normal part of being human, it is paramount that all students are respected, regardless of their viewpoint. The facilitator(s) will moderate discussions they feel are appropriate. 


Homework will be assigned and you are expected to sumbit them by the deadline given. As this is a non-credit course, the assignments will not be overly burdensome on your time, but they will be graded and used to determine your eligibility to apply for an RA position. 


Personal Leadership Philosophy

This is the capstone assignment for the seminar and will provide you with an opportunity to incorporate what you have learned from this seminar to create a statement that reflects your personal philosophy and purpose for your leadership. More information on this assignment will be provided during seminar.