The Rhode Island School of Design’s Center for Student Involvement prepares students for active citizenship through its leadership development program, RISD LEADS.
RISD LEADS is a dynamic and personalized certificate program and workshop series that creates a framework for a student’s personal leadership journey and overall development. This program takes place on Monday nights throughout the school year. The sessions are always free and open to all of the RISD community and outside community who wish to attend.
Some benefits of attending RISD LEADS sessions include both leadership and professional development through workshops as well as personal development and gaining a personal journey.
Once a semester, RISD LEADS along with the different weekly speakers, offers a LEADS 101 session, led by the program’s coordinators, where participants will explore their own personal experiences and assumptions around leadership. Through an overview of contemporary research on the topic, participants will discuss styles of leadership and how each is implemented to get results in a variety of contexts. Individuals will reflect on their own style and potential as a leader, building a habit of self-awareness that will help them achieve their own vision of success.
For more information, connect with RICC*VISTAs hosted at RISD, Stuart Haruyama and Annarose Zelano. All LEADS sessions are open to the public and community members and students are encouraged to attend; find a full listing of workshop sessions here.