Advanced Leaders is a 11-week program designed to enhance the skills of student leaders beyond the introductory level leadership topics. Participants gain concrete experiences consisting of workshops, site visits and a mock interview and resume critique with career services, active observations through weekly reflections, abstract conceptualization through the development of an action plan, and active experimentation by applying these skills within their organizations and today’s presentation of their leadership portfolios.

The Advanced Leaders curriculum is grounded in the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership:

  • Modeling the Way
  • Inspiring a Shared Vision
  • Challenging the Process
  • Enabling Others to Act
  • Encouraging the Heart

Participant Qualifications
Membership is limited to UMSL students of junior, senior, and graduate student status.  Sophomore students who have completed the Emerging Leaders Program are also invited to apply. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, September 11, 2020. For more information please contact Leadership Education Coordinator, Xavier Blackwell at