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1110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Summer Leadership Series

The Summer Leadership Series features workshops led by widely recognized speakers, authors, or facilitators in leadership development. These events provide students the opportunity to learn valuable and transferable leadership skills.

Summer Leadership Series events are FREE! Each workshop includes materials, self-assessments, and lunch. Participate in one or all workshops. Information and registration for the workshop are included below.

Summer 2018 Programs


LeaderShape Catalyst

Date: Sunday, August 26

Location: Atrium, Stamp Student Union

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost: Free to UMD Students

The LeaderShape Catalyst program is a one-day leadership development institute for those interested in creating an impact. Each person will create a plan to make a positive impact through doing something extraordinary. This program is specifically geared towards first-year students.

The workshop will challenge you to examine yourself and align your true values and interests with your actions. As a result of participating in Catalyst, students will:

  • Explore the best approaches to leadership based upon your unique talents and interests
  • Understand how you connect and contribute to the groups and causes you care about
  • Commit to a plan to be a catalyst for yourself and the groups or communities you are a part of

Participation is FREE! Breakfast, lunch, and materials are provided for the day at no cost. Space is limited.

Make Some Noise: Advocacy & Activism as Leadership

Date: Saturday, July 14

Location: Newseum, Transportation provided to/from Stamp Student Union

Time: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Cost: Free to UMD Students

From the civil rights student organizers in the early 1960s to the Parkland High student activists standing against gun violence in 2018, generations of young leaders have paved the way for important changes in our society’s past, present, and future. In this interactive program, you will explore exhibits, documents, and resources at the Newseum, engage in a panel discussion with local authors and activists, and examine the role advocacy and activism play in leadership.

Participation is FREE! Transportation, lunch, and materials are provided for the day at no cost. Space is limited.

Registration for this event has passed.

Creative Leadership

Date: Saturday, June 16

Location: Atrium, Stamp Student Union

Time: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to UMD Students

Imagine you’re backstage at the theater, with a packed audience looking forward to a great show. But there’s one catch: you don’t know your lines, and neither does anyone else. Now go out there and put on a show, a show that’s never been seen before, and that never will be seen again! 
p.s. Make it funny.


That’s the scenario that improvisers face every night they perform, and they succeed (and have fun doing it) through confidence, creativity, and supportive collaboration—and the same skills can help you succeed in any classroom, workplace, organization, or team. This interactive workshop uses improv-based training from the professionals at Washington Improv Theater to help you spark creativity and innovation in your leadership.

You'll laugh, be challenged, and try many new things. Join us and take a creative look at your leadership abilities!

Participation is FREE. Lunch and materials are provided for the day at no cost. Space is limited.

Registration has passed for this event.