Student Leadership Institute

The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) is a series of interactive workshops designed to help students develop and refine personal leadership skills. The SLI is open to all IC students, there is no cost to participate, and you may choose to take part in a series of sessions and earn a certificate - or attend any individual session YOU would like! Register for SLI workshops anytime on IC Engage!

This was the first educational session that I began to learn something that I will take with me forever. 

Avery Virkler

Your Path to Leadership

Each SLI falls into one of the following four paths: 

Leading Self: Equips students with the fundamental skills and ideas to grow as leaders, students, and individuals. These workshops focus on mindfulness and personal growth.

Leading Others: Provides students with practical strategies for leading effectively in groups in the classroom, the home, the workplace, and beyond.

Leading in a Diverse World: Enhances students' understanding of other people through the lens of personal identity development, learning about the experiences of people in other identity groups, and exploring various topics related to diversity and social justice.

Leading@IC: Prepares students to lead within student organizations through workshops that provide useful information and resources as well as help students develop leadership skills!

To View and Register for SLI Workshops

All SLI registration is done through IC Engage. Each SLI workshop is labeled with the SLI logo indicating that it counts for credit! Each session you attend will appear on your IC Engage Event History, and your co-curricular transcript. 

You must pre-register 24 hours in advance for the workshop(s) of your choice. Registration will close 24 hours prior to each event as a courtesy to our presenters. 

SLI Program Important Dates

Fall 2022 Block I SLI Sessions Posted 08/22/2022
Fall 2022 Block II SLI Sessions Posted 10/10/2022
Final SLI Session of Fall Semester 12/02/2022
Spring 2023 Block III SLI Sessions Posted 01/23/2023
Spring 2023 Blcok IV SLI Sessions Posted 03/13/2023
Final SLI Session of Spring Semester 04/28/2023

SLI's have been one of my favorite parts of my college experience and I am going to miss them so much. 

Abby Damouras

SLI Attendance Policy

SLI tracks attendance before each event so that our presenters can plan according to workshop capacity. 

In the past several years, we have seen people "front-load" their sessions by signing up for sessions they have no intention of going to. This can take a spot from a student who has an interest in that topic. In order to curb this from happening we track absences at each SLI program.

In order to receive credit for an SLI event and not be marked absent, you must arrive within 10 minutes of the session start time, stay for the entire time, and be fully engaged throughout the session time. (note: sessions may be structured such that arriving late at all will negatively impact the experience.  Please try to arrive by the session start time.) 

SLI Probation: 

SLI Probation is active for one block after you have accrued 3 or more absences in an academic year. 
While on probation, you cannot sign up for the next block’s sessions until two weeks after the posting date. 
After your probation period has ended, you will be cleared from probation unless you accrue three or more absences during probation. 

Can't Make Your Workshop?

If you can no longer make it to an event, you can un-RSVP on Engage by clicking “no” under “Will you be attending?” If you have to un-RSVP less than 24 hours before an event, please email instead to notify us of your absence. 

Partner Programs

Any campus offices and organizations can partner with SLI and include their educational programs in our SLI workshop lineup! We post these workshop sessions to our IC Engage page in order to track attendance, and a Student Leadership Consultant will be present at your event to take attendance for the SLI program. 

Partner programs forms will be available soon. Please consider which of our four tracks listed above would most fit with your program, and we will let you know if we accept your program as part of our series! 

Present Your Own SLI Workshop

Anyone on campus can present an SLI workshop: faculty, staff, students, and community partners included! 

SLI workshops should be: 

  • Interactive and engaging
  • Generally 1 hour long 
  • Concerning any topic that can be tied back to leadership
  • Focused on Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading in a Diverse World, or Leading @ IC 
  Fall 2022 Block I Fall 2022 Block II Spring 2023 Block III Spring 2023 Block IV
Proposal Due Date 08/08/2022 09/26/2022 01/13/2023 02/27/2023

You can submit proposals for the fall semester soon! 

I really like the workshops that are more hands-on and involve experiential learning 

Abby Hoffert


How do I login to IC Engage? 

  • Use your IC netpass username and password to log in. 
    If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it at

How do I request an SLI certificate?

  • You may request a printed or electronic certificate once you have completed 6 sessions within the same track. 
  • Simply fill out the SLI Certificate Request Form which is located under "Forms" on IC Engage. 
  • Soon after this form is completed and submitted, the SLI Team will confirm and create the certificate. 

I didn’t receive credit for a session I attended last month/week/year.  What do I do?

  • Send an e-mail to with the date, time, and title of the session. 
    The SLI Team will double-check their records and respond to you directly.

Have a question not listed here? Email and the SLI team will get back to you as soon as possible!

Staff and Contact Information

Contact Information:
Phone: 607-274-3222

Staff Members:

Jess Shapiro
Assistant Director of Student Engagement