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The following is a list of outside organizations that focus on leadership,
some of which focus specifically on student leadership.
American Student Government Association
The professional association that serves and supports college and university Student Governments.
Center for Creative Leadership
The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is the leading nonprofit institution dedicated exclusively to leadership. CCL integrates cutting-edge research with innovative training, coaching, assessment and publishing to create proven impact for leaders and organizations around the world.
Center for Ethical Leadership
The Center for Ethical Leadership is a national nonprofit with a track record of advancing social change. In 1991, CEL came together with the idea of cultivating leadership for community change in service of the common good.
Center for Public Leadership
The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School is dedicated to excellence in leadership education and research. It is equally committed to bridging the gap between leadership theory and practice. At the heart of CPL’s mission is the enhancement of leadership teaching and research. By creating opportunities for reflection and discovery for students, scholars, and practitioners from different disciplines, sectors, cultures, and nations, CPL promotes a dynamic exchange of ideas.
The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership
The Greenleaf Center is an international, not-for-profit institution headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our goal is to help people understand the principles and practices of servant-leadership; to nurture colleagues and institutions by providing a focal point and opportunities to share thoughts and ideas on servant-leadership; to produce and publish new resources by others on servant-leadership; and to connect servant-leaders in a network of learning.
Institute for Global Ethics
Founded in 1990, the Institute for Global Ethics (IGE) is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ethical action in a global context. Their challenge is to explore the global common ground of values, elevate awareness of ethics, and provide practical tools for making ethical decisions.
LeaderShape exists to offer the highest quality state-of-the-art leadership programs focused primarily on young men and women in all settings of The LeaderShape Institute; to facilitate their application through follow-up advisory support to participants and sponsors; and to be a catalyst in expanding leadership programs centered on leading with integrity to new audiences.
NASPA | Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education
As a leading association for student affairs professionals, NASPA offers professional development training, events, and resources.
National Association for Campus Activities
The National Association for Campus Activities offers something for everyone, from students and staff at colleges and universities to agents, artists and performers. NACA's wide variety of events, educational sessions and workshops, publications and face-to-face networking opportunities will help you book bands, find great programming ideas and more!
National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs
The National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP), through the development of cutting edge resources, information sharing, and symposia, supports leadership development in college students by serving as a central source of professional development for leadership educators. NCLP also works to connect leadership educators to one another and support those developing leadership programs in their communities.
National Society of Leadership and Success
The Society is the nation's largest leadership honor society, where top students, selected by their colleges based on either academic standing or leadership potential, come together to identify and achieve their goals. The Society is available to select students on over 500 college campuses nationwide.