Loyola University Chicago

Student Leadership Development

Division of Student Development

Activities & Resources


Liberate your inner leader! All students can become effective leaders. Leadership is not a gift or assigned set of traits, but it is a set of learned behaviors that can empower ordinary people to mobilize others to do extraordinary things while building meaningful relationships in the process. Learn how to access your leadership best by employing the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership.


The following practices highlight common strategies that produce effective and extraordinary leadership: Model the way, Inspire a shared vision, Challenge the process, Enable others to act, and Encourage the heart. Check out our online resources below or schedule a workshop by request for your organization. This workshop will familiarize your student organization with the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership and teach you how to incorporate these essential elements into your leadership style. ‌


5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership


Effective leadership within an organization is complex and challenging. Learn some helpful strategies to ease your transition into a new leadership role, hone your leadership abilities, and enhance group dynamics and productivity. Take advantage of these helpful tips and resources you can utilize for your student organization.


Executive Board Roles and Expectations

How to Plan a Meeting

Event Planning

Conflict Management

Officer Transition


Effective leadership requires an ability to foster an inclusive environment that promotes diverse ideas, experiences, and perspectives. Inclusive leaders recognize and embrace the diversity of their members. They understand the value of everyone's contributions and create space for everyone's voice to be heard. Click on the link below to access a few activities that will help promote inclusion within your organization.


Inclusive Leadership Activities


Great organizations consist of great teams, and as a leader of an organization, it is important to understand how to communicate effectively with diverse audiences while also leading and managing a group of individuals. Check out some helpful tips and resources below to polish your communication skills, and learn how to better engage and leverage the talents of everyone within your organization. 


Membership Engagement


How to Use Social Media