Leadership Programs 


Leadership University of Michigan – Flint aims to establish and enhance student leadership skills.  Students experience development through workshops, webinars, keynote speakers, lectures, coursework, and other special sessions.   Leadership programs are rooted in 4 key areas:

  • Intellectual Growth
  • Leadership and Engagement
  • Life Skills and Development
  • Diversity and Cultural Competency

Through our commitment to excellence, Leadership training and education at the University of Michigan Flint is routed in giving our students the skillset to be innovative and successful in the world.


Blueprints Leadership Conference

Twice per year, SIL hosts the Blueprints Leadership Conference.  Blueprints features dynamic speakers and activities that encourage students to learn more about themselves and grow in their abilities as leaders. 

Click below to see excerpts of past Blueprints Keynote Speakers.

2014:  Dr. Judi Brown Clarke (taken from a talk at Michigan State University)

Catalyst Leadership Retreat

CatalystTM is a one-day program designed to allow participants the time and space to consider powerful questions that move them towards action. Compelling questions like:

  • Am I on the right path?
  • Who do I want to be?
  • How can I connect with other like-minded individuals?

Click the link to learn more about Catalyst

Lunch & Learn

The Lunch and Learn Leadership Series allows students the opportunity to learn more about special leadership topics.   Student input helps guide topic selection every semester.   Past leadership topics have included work-life balance, Social Change Model of Leadership, public speaking, and Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This semester, SIL is offering three 3 lunch and learn workshops: 

  • Fundraising for Your Organization/ February 18th, Michigan Room D, 12pm – 1pm
  • Conflict Resolution/ March 24th, Michigan Room D, 12pm – 1pm
  • Servant Leadership/ Michigan Room D 12pm – 1pm


Voluntary Student Organization Training

SIL through these workshops, student leaders will learn the fundamental skills for running a successful organization.  Topics include accounting, teambuilding, and identifying funding opportunities.   

Student Leadership Transcript


The Student Leadership Transcript is a record of your leadership involvement while you are a student at the University of Michigan-Flint.  The benefits of maintaining a leadership transcript include:

developing a comprehensive record of your co-curricular involvement;
supplementing your resume and providing future employers and four-year/graduate schools with a record of your co-curricular involvement and leadership achievements; and,
demonstrating a variety of skills and experiences that are highly sought after by employers.

Your leadership transcript may include the following:

Leadership roles in any student organization, activity, or program (e.g., Vice President of Campus Activities Board).

         Leadership position or participation in Club Sports and/or Intramural Sports.

Service to the UM-Flint campus community; for example, serving as a student representative on a University Committee, a New Student Orientation Leader, a Resident Assistant, etc.

Membership in any club, organizations, and/or program that requires sustained involvement (e.g., Student Government member, Campus Activities Board member.)

How do I begin?

GET INVOLVED in co-curricular/leadership activities on campus and make the most of your UM-Flint experience.
WRITE IT DOWN. Document your involvement by completing the electronic form here


It’s best if you submit one form per year or one per semester, depending on your level of involvement. That way, you are sure to remember all your co-curricular activities.

Requesting a Copy

You may access a copy of your transcript through SIS (Student Information System) by following the tabs: student services >student records>student leadership.

Strength Quest Assessment

StrengthsQuest is a journey that begins with a 30-minute online assessment, the Clifton StrengthsFinder. This assessment has helped more than 11 million people around the world discover their talents.

After you take the Clifton StrengthsFinder, you'll receive a customized report that lists your top five talent themes, along with action items for development and suggestions about how you can use your talents to achieve academic, career, and personal success.

To take your FREE StrengthsQuest Assessment please fill out the form by clicking the button below to have the access code sent to you.

Access Code 

Past Events!

Did you miss a workshop?  Scroll below to see videos, and photos from past events!

TJ Sullivan – Motivating the Middle