Leadership at NAU
NAU is determined to provide opportunities for each student to engage, connect, learn, and develop their unique leadership style. The Office of Leadership and Engagement facilitates distinctive programs such as the EDGE Leadership Experience, Presidential Leadership Fellows, Student Leadership Conference, and many more to help Lumberjacks become the leaders they strive to be during their college journey and beyond.
Our programs implement different models of leadership, adaptable to our diverse student population. A common approach we utilize is the Kouzes & Posner model, which consists of five practices of Exemplary Leadership:
- Model the Way
- Inspire a Shared Vision
- Challenge the Process
- Enable Others to Act
- Encourage the Heart
By diving into these, we empower every Lumberjack to identify as a leader and work toward building a brighter future.
Learn more about each program below and start on your journey of becoming a leader today!
EDGE Leadership Experience Accordion Closed
The Edge Leadership Experience provides a unique opportunity for students to learn and practice leadership skills while transitioning into the college environment.
EDGE brings together incoming first-year students through team building, connecting with peers, inclusive excellence conversations, and so much more.
The program strives to support students in claiming, “I am a leader.”
Visit nau.edu/EDGE for more information.
Presidential Leadership Fellows Accordion Closed
The Presidential Leadership Fellows (PLF) is aimed to strengthen sophomores’ and juniors’ leadership styles as they learn more about who they are as leaders.
PLF focuses on unique areas of leadership, including but not limited to Modeling the Way, Inspiring a Shared Vision, Challenging the Process, Enabling Others to Act, and Encouraging the Heart.
A common thread throughout the program is the need to discuss and reflect upon inclusive excellence and social justice, aiming towards a more equitable world.
Our objective is for students to leave each session empowered to make positive changes, influence others, and create inclusive and equitable experiences for all.
Visit nau.edu/plf for more information.
Student Leadership Conference Accordion Closed
The NAU Student Leadership Conference is an annual conference that serves as the foundation of new and innovative leadership development for hundreds of college students across Northern Arizona.
This conference is designed to help students tap into and grow their leadership potential personally, professionally, and academically.
Visit nau.edu/dean-of-students/slc/ for more information.
Black Leadership Summit Accordion Closed
The Black Leadership Summit provides students with the opportunity to explore more about true leadership and celebrate Black joy. The summit includes a breakout guest speaker series, where they will dive into their leadership style and journey.
Visit nau.edu/bls for more information.
Hispanic/Latine Leadership Program Accordion Closed
Join us for leadership development presentations brought to you by faculty and staff on campus. Tailgate with the Office of Inclusion and celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Football game with NAU Athletics.
Visit nau.edu/hllp for more information.