Excellence in Leadership Seminar

The Excellence in Leadership Seminar (ELS) 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.

Program Features

  • Series of 1, 1.5, or 2-hour workshops

  • Open to all GW students

  • Choose which sessions you want to attend

  • Attend as many sessions as you want

Program Benefits

By participating in the ELS, 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

Student Organization Requirement

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. As part of the training, student organizations must send representatives to, and complete a short assessment for, a total of five (5) different sessions, one being a Title IX session, to be eligible for re-registration annually in March. Failure to meet this requirement will result in loss of privileges, such as recognition status.

Frequently Asked Questions

Student organizations must send representatives to, and complete a short assessment for, a total of 5 different sessions before re-registration ends on March 25, 2020 at 11:59pm.

NOTE: the last date to attend an ELS session for credit towards annual registration is March 21st.

Anyone is welcome at the ELS sessions. For an organization to gain credit for attending, the representative must be an active member of the organization (listed as a member in the Engage portal) and complete the online assessment form after the session.

The assessment form will be e-mailed to you after you attend a session. You may need to click the "View Notification" button to navigate to the Engage form.

Yes, but the session will NOT count separately for each representative who completes the assessment.

Yes, but the session will NOT count separately for each representative who completes the assessment. Many sessions are offered multiple times, but the organization can receive credit for that session only once.

Yes, an individual can represent up to 3 organizations at one session. Please list these organizations on your assessment so all organizations can gain credit.