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About Leadership Training

Students participating in Leadership Training experiences will gain an improved understanding of:

Leadership Training experiences focus on the pathways to involvement. Students will be asked to create a plan for getting involved and gaining practical experiences within selected student organizations. Leadership Training Certification can be gained through planned signature experiences (below), or by students demonstrating achievement of program requirements through validation of activities detailed in their co-curricular portfolio.


Leadership Training Experiences

Students can earn Leadership Training Certification by completing one or more of the following experiences:

Freshman Leadership Involvement Program (FLIP)

Benefits of FLIP: · make lasting friendships with a group of other freshmen and Leadership Mentors · develop leadership skills valuable to any club, organization or profession · get involved in campus activities such as Family Weekend, Homecoming, and service projects · create a strong network with other organizations like SGA as well as participating faculty and staff · begin your Rowan Leadership journey and earn your first Leadership Certification The #1 recommendation student leaders on campus have for new students to Rowan University is to “Get Involved,” and this is a great place to start! FLIP is a year-long leadership development program that allows freshmen to get immediately involved on campus, create positive friendships with their peers as well as with volunteer Leadership Mentor staff whose purpose is to make a beneficial difference in your transition to Rowan University. Throughout the year, FLIP participants will engage in various workshops, interactive presentations and team building exercises. FLIP has proven to be extremely beneficial for its participants over the years with many of its alumni becoming PROS, RAs and SGA officials. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what Rowan University can do for you, how you can better yourself as a leader and to understand the difference you can make both on and off campus. When are FLIP Meetings? FLIP occurs about two times a month during the free period on Fridays at 1:45 p.m.​ FLIP prepares new students to be effective new members to student organizations, including Freshman Class Senators. See the application on ProfLink for more information.

Student learning outcomes:


ASPIRE - October 9-11, 2015
The ASPIRE Leadership Development Retreat (Achievement, Success and Progress Through Initiative, Respect and Excellence) is an intensive, interactive, three day leadership experience. Originally implemented as the Students of Color Leadership Development Experience in the fall of 1987, ASPIRE utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach to empowering students academically, civically, and professionally through leadership training development, skills enrichment, networking, and collaboration. ASPIRE provides an arena for the exchange of information, activities, and exercises relative to academic readiness, self‐exploration, character building, communication, organizational development, leadership styles, practices, networking/coalition building, collaborative leadership/organizational activities, understanding of the key dimensions of leadership in diverse cultures and contexts, and theories within two distinctive areas:

For more information regarding ASPIRE, please contact Julie Peterson in the Student Life & Dean of Student's Office, Savitz 203, or via email at


First-Year Connection: Leadership “Boot Camp” - August 23-28, 2015
Students participating in the First-Year Connection: Leadership trip can achieve their Leadership Training certification before fall term classes begin at Rowan University!

First-Year Connection gives you a jump start on learning new skills and establishing long-lasting friendships. Through Freshman Connection, you can start your college experience early. As a program participant, you will meet a variety of people including Rowan staff members and upper-class students. You will engage in interactive activities and small group discussions designed to help you learn leadership concepts, make new friends, and create a plan for involvement. If you are a residential student, you will also have the benefit of moving into your room early.

Cost: $350 per person
Includes housing on-campus, a retreat to Tall Pines Camp (which includes swimming, team-building and a high/low ropes course), meals, activities, transportation, and a t-shirt.

Registration: Registration opens June 1st and must be postmarked no later than July 31, but will close when capacity is reached, which may be before 7/31. This will allow time to process the registration forms as well as notify you as soon as possible of your status. Freshman Connection trips have a size limit and will be filled on a first-come, first-assigned basis. Therefore, the earlier you return your registration form after June 1st, the greater your chances of participating. Once your enrollment is confirmed, you will be sent additional information regarding housing, check-in, and activities. If maximum capacity is reached and your enrollment is unable to be fulfilled, you will be contacted and your payment will be returned in full.

First-Year Connection: Leadership Registration Form