Leadership Development Program

Over the past few years, numerous alumni volunteers have played a critical role in fostering the College's successful Leadership Development Program. The campus community is extremely thankful for their efforts, including their donations of time and talent at the annual Student Leadership Conference.  The program now offers more opportunities for alumni involvement, ranging in duration and level of commitment. We rely heavily on our volunteers to ensure the program's success, and we hope that you will consider taking part! More information about these opportunities can be found below.

If you are interested in any volunteer opportunity listed below, please sign up to be a volunteer.

Green Leadership Mentor

The Green Leadership Certificate uses mentor-student relationships to promote self-reflection and continued learning once the workshops have ended. By becoming a Green Leadership Mentor, you will be assigned 1-2 students who may share your interests, career aspirations, or other attributes. Each mentor meets with his/her mentee(s) once per month, September through April. As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to help students consider their strengths, weaknesses, values, and commitments. Mentors are provided a variety of resources and materials to best assist their students.

Student Interaction: 1:1 meetings
Time Commitment: 1-2 Hours per month (Sept. - April)

Gold Leadership Advisor

In the Gold Leadership Certificate, a group of 6-8 students works together to complete a Social Action Project designed to benefit the community or address an issue, and then present their project at Scholars Day. We rely on advisors to meet once per month with their groups to provide challenge and support. By volunteering as an advisor, you will teach students the value of collaboration, achieving a common purpose, and navigating controversy with civility.

Student Interaction: 7:1 Group meetings
Time Commitment: 1-2 Hours per month (Sept. - April)

Awards Selection Committees

The Leadership Development Program seeks volunteers annually to serve on selection committees for a variety of student awards. Typically, these ad hoc committees last 2-3 months. These selection committees include:

SUNY Emerging Leaders Award (September - October)
Who's Who among College Students (November - December)
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence (January - February)
Marion Schrank Student Leadership Award (February - March)
John R. Halstead Family Leadership in Higher Education Award (February - March)
Elaine Leshnower Scholarship in Social Equality (February - March)

Green Leadership Workshop Presentations

The Green Leadership Certificate focuses on individual values. We seek workshop presenters to facilitate an interactive session that addresses one of the outcomes listed below, and also encourages students to think about diverse issues as they relate to their own leadership development.

As a result of these workshops, students will be able to:

Identify their strengths and weaknesses, values, attitudes and emotions that motivate action. (Consciousness of Self)
Examine how their actions are consistent with their beliefs and values. (Congruence)
Describe their investment in an idea or person in terms of intensity and duration in order to serve the group and its goals. (Commitment)

Student Interaction: approx. 20:1 presentation
Time Commitment: Twice per semester

Annual Student Leadership Conference

The Annual Student Leadership Conference is a day long event that takes place the Sunday before President's Day each February. Its goal is to allow students to connect with alumni and peers. Each year in November, the call for programs will go out to solicit proposals for the year's conference. In particular, we encourage alumni to come back to campus and present, but are more than happy to welcome employees and community members as well.

Student Interaction: approx. 30:1 presentation
Time Commitment: Once per year


Interested in influencing the lives of students at The College at Brockport by becoming a LDP volunteer? Sign up here!