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Are You Looking For a Way to Become an Effective Leader?

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Then look no further! In today’s competitive job market, the Student Leadership Institute’s mission is to make Cal State Fullerton students into confident and strong leaders. The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) is a national award-winning program that provides leadership training and skill-building workshops to our community’s emerging leaders. For over 19 years, we have helped individuals discover their own leadership styles, enhance their communication and time management skills, and become more effective agents in their community.

Why SLI?

As students, you are constantly busy with school, work, and numerous extra-curricular activities. However, taking SLI workshops will surely be a worthwhile decision. Each workshop only lasts from 60 to 90 minutes. You have the option of taking one of our 50 skill-building workshops, or completing one (or perhaps more) of our eight leadership certificate tracks to obtain a certificate signed by the Cal State Fullerton President and the Vice-President of Student Affairs.

As an SLI participant, you will have access to many resources not offered anywhere else. You have the ability to network with Cal State Fullerton staff and faculty as well as Fullerton city community members who are all knowledgeable in their distinguished fields. In addition, you will be invited to our many year-round events where you can network with CSUF staff and student leaders. Lastly, you can be eligible for various scholarships and mentoring opportunities exclusive only to our participants.

What’s Required?

In order to become a participant in SLI you must be a fully enrolled matriculated student at Cal State University Fullerton , Santa Ana College, or Santiago Canyon College. If you are not sure if you fit that requirement, see our extended education/ alumni page. All SLI participants are required to fill out an online application and attend a SLI orientation After that, attend workshops or join a SLI track where you can choose workshops that best fit your interest.

Look no Further

What better way to boost your resume, network with community leaders, and attend award-winning workshops at no cost than by joining SLI? So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now! Believe us, SLI is worth that extra step.

Participant Quotes

“The attributes that it gives you to be a leader, to go out there in the world and walk in the opposite direction that everyone else is walking in…it sets you apart from everyone else”

“SLI has built my leadership skills more than I realized it could. I have been in leadership positions but I have been able to, through SLI, to reflect on them and see how I should have changed them.”

“Prior to this I had read about leadership…but here with the SLI program and the experiences I have had, I have learned to apply what I am able to do with my knowledge and experience. It has been very fascinating.”