• I lead by being a positive piece of the entire puzzle.
  • I lead by dreaming big.
  • I lead with laughter


Leadership is not about being in charge. We believe itís about your integrity, your self-awareness, and your vision for creating change. Here at Towson Universityís Initiatives for Leadership Education and Development (i L.E.A.D.), we are dedicated to giving students opportunities to see themselves as leaders and to develop the skills necessary to be exemplary leaders in the community.

Leadership development is a cornerstone of the Towson University student experience, both inside and out of the classroom. We encourage you to check out all the great opportunities and programs i L.E.A.D. has to offer!

leadership skills

By participating in i L.E.A.D programming, students will learn:

  • Communication Skills
  • Cultural Competency
  • Self-Awareness
  • Organizational Development
  • Critical Thinking
  • Civility
  • Values Clarification
  • Conflict Resolution

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Student Leadership Conference

Discover the leader in you! Join students from surrounding universities for a day in personal and professional development. This annual conference features keynote speakers as well as multiple workshops to choose from. Stay turned for details about the 2015 conference.

i L.E.A.D. Certificate

This non-academic certificate recognizes and rewards student leadership participation and involvement on campus. Students earn points towards the certificate by attending workshops and by participating in a variety of campus leadership opportunities. Read more about the i L.E.A.D. Certificate.


The LeaderShape Institute is a highly interactive and energizing leadership development experience designed to help students learn to lead with integrity. Read more about LeaderShape.

i L.E.A.D Workshops & Conferences

Join us for the Menís Leadership Symposium, the Spring Leadership Conference or the Women in Leadership Conference. We also offer a variety of workshops ranging from Communication Skills to Ethical Decision Making. Check out the Master Events Calendar and Involved@TU for the most up-to-date schedule!

Need a custom leadership development workshop for your organization? Contact the TU Leadership Consultants at to create a workshop or program.

Omicron Delta Kappa

ODK is a national leadership honor society that recognizes students who have shown achievement in one (or more) of five areas. Read more about Omicron Delta Kappa.


Every Spring, the Student Affairs Leadership Awards recognize and honor outstanding students, staff and programs that have impacted our campus over the past year. Read more about Leadership Awards.


StrengthsQuest training will help you increase self-awareness of your own strengths and talents, and also help you to develop an appreciation for others strengths and talents. Contact I L.E.A.D. today to learn how you can participate in a StrengthsQuest training!

TU Leadership Consultants (TULC)

TULC participants serve as peer educators who promote and teach leadership to students through workshops, retreats and conferences. As a member of TULC, you will learn invaluable skills such as workshop facilitation, leadership experience, event planning, and program assessment. Contact Beth for more information.


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Alli Glensor, a transfer student and president of Towsonís Habitat for Humanity chapter, talks about leadership, community outreach and how to use power tools.


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