Leadership at Stanford University
Additional Information on Leadership at Stanford University
The Stanford Challenge: Seeking Solutions, Educating Leaders
The Stanford Challenge represents an ambitious vision for redefining the role of the modern university in society. Rather than being simply a repository for human knowledge, the university's role should be broader, one that actively attempts to find solutions to the difficult global challenges of the 21st century and develops the leadership necessary to address these challenges. Stanford is committed to realizing this vision.
The GSB plays a central role in the Stanford Challenge. As part of this role, the Center for Leadership Development and Research is increasingly working with students in other Stanford schools (Medicine, Engineering, Education, Law, Humanities) to provide some of the same leadership education available to MBA students.
Other Leadership Programs at Stanford
Stanford Collaborative Leadership Program
The Stanford Student Affairs division has established a central resource for students (primarily undergraduates) interested in pursuing leadership opportunities, either through practical experience or academic study. This centralized, one-stop reference is designed to direct students to resources that may help them in achieving a degree of mastery in three key components of leadership–theory, practice and reflection. You may want to take a look at the website to see if it can help you to identify the types of leadership experience you're seeking.
The Leopold Leadership Program at the Woods Institute for the Environment advances environmental decision-making by providing academic scientists with the skills and connections needed to be effective leaders and communicators.
The Public Service Leadership Program provides a comprehensive opportunity for current Sophomores and Juniors of any major at Stanford University who want to be intentional in their leadership development. Components of the program include: Foundations of Leadership, Leadership Practice, and Synthesizing Leadership Learning.
The Stanford Educational Leadership Institute (SELI) is a joint partnership of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and School of Education. SELI's programs, services, and research integrate cutting-edge knowledge from the business and education fields to support current and emerging public sector leaders to design and manage high-performing organizations.
The mission of the office is to promote the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, students, trainees and staff -- representative of the communities in which we work, and to develop faculty to their full potential as academic and community leaders.