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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)
Sponsored by the Student Government Association, FLIP prepares new students to be effective new members to student organizations, including Freshman Class Senators. See the application packet for more information.

Student learning outcomes:


ASPIRE - October 3-5, 2014
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