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Show future employers that you are serious about building your leadership skills with the experience to back it up! The RIT Leadership Institute combines interactive workshops and adventure retreats to help students strengthen and develop leadership skills that are required of today’s workforce.  Students can drop-in to our leadership workshops or complete a Leadership or Service Certificate. These certificates are great resume builders.  Open to all RIT students, the majority of our programs are free!  Join Us!


  • We understand that you're busy!   Our programs are designed to give busy students flexibility in completing his/her leadership development journey.
  • Certificate Programs are free and open to all RIT students. Leadership Certificates can be completed over 1 to 2 years depending on the program.
  • Many leadership workshops are drop-in.  Check out a workshop to see if you like it.  Students don't have to complete a certificate.  You're free to join in as much or as little as you like.
  • It's FUN! Our leadership retreats and conferences are a LOT of fun and a great way to meet new people.  Our fall and spring retreats are full off campus experiences that are free! 
  • Get a Competitive Advantage in the Job Search.  According to the National Association of College Educators annual employer survey, when it comes to the importance of candidate skills/qualities, employers are looking for team players who can solve problems, organize their work, and communicate effectively.  Our students and alums consistently tell us that their leadership institute training was raised as a significant point of discussion during their interviews.  And many report that his/her ability to speak in depth of their leadership education was a signicant advantage in securing both co-ops and permanent positions.