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Research shows that centering student voice in the life of a program increases student persistence by fostering student engagement, cultivating a sense of community, and building student ownership of their own learning. Student leadership also promotes the “liberation” concepts shared in our UPD ADEI work: power sharing, community, understanding, belonging, self-determination, and trust.

This offering is geared toward programs that have already taken the first Student Leadership session and are actively implementing student leadership programming. This workshop will offer considerations for implementation as well as time with colleagues to: 

  • Share what is working well
  • Troubleshoot problems and challenges
  • Share initial observations of how student leadership is impacting programs
  • Receive guidance for continuing to do this work

Please note that previous completion of the Student Leadership, Part 1 workshop is expected. 

Although not required, we encourage programs to attend in teams including the director, teachers, advisors, volunteers, student leaders, and others who might engage in this effort.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • New and experienced adult educators leading new student leadership programming, or who want to grow or strengthen existing programming
  • Educators who want to improve program enrollment and student persistence
  • Program teams working towards creating an inclusive process that values students as key partners

In this virtual workshop, you will share the effective student leadership models and activities you have adopted following the first workshop. You will have the opportunity to share your experiences and questions, receive feedback and ideas, and collaborate with colleagues around problems and successes of practice. 

During the session, you will have time to network and brainstorm with colleagues, and to ask the panelists questions about their experiences. We encourage you to bring and share your ideas, questions, experiences, and challenges related to student leadership.

Following the workshop, Program Support PD Center Director Luanne Teller will be available to meet individually with programs to brainstorm ideas for how to move forward.

Note: This session is being offered via Zoom. Ruzica Banovic ( will confirm your registration and send you the link to join the session several days prior to the event.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Identify at least three effective practices for implementing new student leadership programming
  • Address key considerations for implementing effective student leadership opportunities
  • Identify solutions to existing challenges in implementing student leadership activities
  • Create a plan for how your program team can continue to center student voice and program effectiveness through leadership activities
02/07/2023 - 11:00 am to 02/07/2023 - 12:30 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center - Educational Leadership & Program Management
Topic Area
Education Leadership / Management
Volunteer Coordination
Self-Paced Monthly Offering