Leadership Programs

As a hub for co-curricular leadership development programs, the Division for Student Affair's Student Life team supports the leadership development of students through a variety of programs, initia

Excellence in Leadership Seminar

The Excellence in Leadership Seminar, hosted by the Division for Student Affairs, allows GW students to refine their leadership skills. Students can participate in sessions designed to prepare them for future leadership positions - on or off-campus. All student organizations are required to send members to at least five ELS sessions by March 25, 2020. One of the five ELS sessions MUST be Title IX-related.

What will I get out of this?

By participating in the Excellence in Leadership Seminar, you will:

  • Increase your self-awareness
  • Improve your communication
  • Increase your sense of social responsibility
  • Discuss diversity, equity and inclusion, including intercultural competence and social justice
  • Learn how to manage organizations, particularly student organizations

These skills will make you more:

  • Marketable to employers
  • Prepared for leadership positions
  • Effective when working in groups, teams and organizations
  • Able to create positive change for the causes and communities you care about

Program Features

  • Series of 1, 1.5, or 2-hour workshops
  • Open to all GW students
  • Choose which sessions you want to attend and attend as many as you'd like
  • Student organications required to attend five sessions, one of which must be Title IX-related

ELS is a great opportunity for any individual to further their leadership abilities and knowledge. Additionally, participation in ELS sessions is required for student organization annual registration. For more information, please visit the Student Organization Requirement page.

Additional Opportunities

Interested in more leadership development? Schedule your own session at your convenience! Request a CliftonStrengths workshop or a SUMMIT session for your organization. 

Check Your Org's ELS Progress

Student organizations can find their Excellence in Leadership Seminar (ELS) progress in the chart below. Please note that ELS credit is recorded and updated on the website every Friday in the Spring 2020 academic semester, so if you suspect an unaccounted for ELS credit for your org, that may be the explanation. Please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns you may have regarding ELS or other student organization matters. 

LAST UPDATED: 3/25/2020 at 6:00 PM

2019-2020 ELS Progress: