Student Leadership Institute

Sessions will be posted on the first day of classes on IC Engage.

The Student Leadership Institute is a series of interactive workshops designed to help students develop and refine personal leadership skills.

Participants may choose to take part in a series of sessions and earn a certificate - or attend any individual session YOU would like!

These tracks are: 

Leading Self: Equips students with the fundamental skills and ideas to grow as leaders, students, and individuals. 

Leading Others: Students are introduced to practical strategies for leading effectively in groups in the classroom, the home, the workplace, and beyond.

Leading in a Diverse World: Students will enhance their understanding of other people through the lens of personal identity development, learning about the experiences of people in other identity groups, and explore various topics on 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! (If you are attending Leading@IC sessions to fulfill a major requirement you will need to confirm with your department if these sessions count toward your requirement)

Submit your Proposals Here!



  1. All SLI workshops are posted on IC Engage and you can register using that site. SLI's are boldly labeled indicating specific workshops approved by SLI. 
  2. After joining the SLI portal on Engage, you must pre-register 24 hours in advance for the workshop of your choice
    (NOTE: As a courtesy to our presenters, registration will close 24 hours prior to each event.  It is important to plan ahead if you want to register)
  3. As you prepare to join either a live Zoom presentation or an asynchronous presentation, please make sure that you sign on at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the virtual SLI workshops.  
  4. Attendance will be taken upon your arrival by a Student Leader Consultant from the Office of Student Engagement. 
  5. In order to receive full credit, students are required to enable video, audio, and will be asked to participate in discussion or answer discussion questions per the presenters choice. 
  6. As a courtesy, please keep in mind that SLI credit takes at least a week in order to process student attendance. Sessions attended by students will show up on their IC Engage Account Event History.


SLI Program Important Dates:

  Block 1   Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Sessions Posted on IC Engage  9/7/2020   10/16/2020 1/20/2021 3/11/2021
Sessions Begin 9/15/2020 10/27/2020 1/26/2021


Sessions End 10/15/2020   12/6/2020 3/4/2021 4/22/2021


Interested in presenting your own SLI Session?

For faculty, staff, and community partners we offer an opportunity to bring your presentation ideas to the SLI program. Our presentations generally last 1 hour and cover one of the following leadership areas: Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading in a Diverse World as well Leading at IC for our students in Student Organizations.

Interested in making your office or student organization program a part of the Student Leadership Institute?

Have your program become a Partner Program with the SLI series. We love to partner with other campus offices and organizations to include their educational programs to our SLI workshop lineup! If you have a program that you would like to offer in the SLI program this year, please fill out the link below by the posted deadlines. When filling out the form, please consider which of the programming track categories listed above would most fit in with your program. We will get back to you on whether we will accept your program as part of our programming series. If the program is selected, we will post the session on our IC Engage page in order to track attendance and arrange a Student Leadership Consultant to go to your event to take attendance specifically for the SLI program. Only the students that sign up ahead of time will receive SLI credit for the event. Offices we regularly partner with are the Office of Career Services and The Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services. 

Deadlines for all proposals: 

  Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Proposal Due Date August 24, 2020 October 16, 2020 January 8, 2021 February 26, 2021



How do I login to IC Engage?
Use your IC netpass username and password to login. 
If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it at www.ithaca.edu/passwords.

How do I request an SLI certificate?
You may request a printed 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 print 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 leadership@ithaca.edu with the date, time, and title of the session. 
The SLI Team will double-check their records and respond to you directly.


SLI Attendance Policy

In order for the SLI program to be successful we need to be able to track attendance before the event to ensure that our presenters know how many people to expect so they can plan their sessions accordingly.

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 leads to sessions being full well before the date of the session. This then takes 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.

At the beginning of Fall Semester, we start track absences for each event. If you have 3 or more absences by the end of any Block, you will be placed on SLI Probation. This will inhibit you from signing up for the consecutive block's session until two weeks after the original session post date. Absences will be tracked over the course of the year, so if you have one absence in block 1 and 2 in Block 2, you will be placed on probation in Block 3.

After you serve your probation period, you will be cleared from probation for the next block unless you accrue 3 more absences in that time period.

If you can no longer make it to an event, please email leadership@ithaca.edu. You can also go onto IC Engage, click on the event, and un-rsvp by clicking ‘no’ under the ‘Will you be attending’ section. Please only do this 48 hours in advance, if an emergency comes up, please email the leadership account.

Staff and Contact Information

Contact Information:
E-mail: leadership@ithaca.edu
Phone: 607-274-3222

Staff Members:
Courtney Owens
Assistant Director of Leadership Programs 

Brittany Watros 
Administrative Assistant