Leadership Development

Developing leadership skills and giving back to the community are essential components to the educational experience, and these experiences can lead to greater personal enrichment and academic success.

Leadership Development supplements the University mission by providing programs, services and mentorship opportunities that assist and enhance personal growth, decision-making, civic responsibility, and leadership advancement and training.

Leadership Development is comprised of:

  • The Leadership Development Program (LDP)
  • Circle of Change Leadership Experience 
  • Leadership Workshops and Conferences
  • Co-Curricular Transcript 
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
  • Don’t Cancel That Class (DCTC)    

Contact Us

Queens Campus
Chiang Ching-Kuo (CCK) Hall, Room 119
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
[email protected]

Staten Island Campus
Flynn Hall 
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.to 3:00 p.m.

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If you must miss a class due to personal or professional obligations, and you cannot find another faculty member to cover your class, don’t cancel that class!

Instead, schedule a trained educator to facilitate an interactive workshop for your class. Topic choices include leadership, student wellness, and career development.

If you are interested in the DCTC program, please review and choose a workshop that suits the needs of your students. We need a minimum of one-week notice to coordinate your DCTC. If available, a Student Affairs administrator and/or a trained peer educator will be scheduled to facilitate a workshop for your class.

Contact information

Queens CampusStaten Island Campus
Katie Sheldon
Graduate Assistant
[email protected]
Jocelyn Coalter
Director of Career Services
[email protected]

Workshops Offered

Leadership Development

Leadership Development Program (LDP) Overview
This workshop provides an overview of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) and how students can join. Through this program, students will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of leadership, put what they have learned into action, and receive written recognition from Career Services upon program completion.

Values, Ethics, and Morals in Leadership
Sometimes our student leaders must ethically question their leadership ability when faced with difficult decisions. In this workshop, they will learn how to enhance their skills in creating a sound and principled leadership style.

Conflict Management
Our students are very involved in many organizations and sometimes conflict is both necessary and desirable . . . and the leader’s role is to manage that conflict. In this workshop, the students will explore techniques to successfully navigate through organizational and personal conflicts.

Career Services

Career Services Overview
This workshop provides an overview of all Career Services offerings and how to use the online “handshake” platform,

Resume Perfection
Learn how to write and perfect your resume to best attract employers during your job search.

Branding Yourself through Social Media
Learn about how to effectively use Facebook and LinkedIn in your job search to make connections, get recommendations and network with industry or interest-specific groups.  

Introduction to Internships
Learn the value of obtaining an internship in your field of study, how to find an internship, and how to get the most out of the experience.

Student Wellness

Time Management
Overworked? Overtired? Running out of time?  Take a “time out” and rejuvenate yourself with this interactive session. Learn quick tools to get back in balance fast and get it all done!

Don’t Get a Flat Tire! Managing Stress  
It’s easy with a little help from your friends!  Use this interactive wheel to find out how to make positive changes in your life.

Alcohol Jeopardy  
How much do you know about what alcohol and your body?  Would Alex Trebek be impressed?  He will be after you attend this test of your alcohol knowledge!!!

It’s On Us!
What will your graduating class look like? What experiences will you share?  How can you help keep your peers safe and help us lower the statistics of sexual violence on campus?  Find out how in a fun and engaging way!  You are the solution, join us!

The Leadership Development Program is designed to help undergraduate students advance their leadership skills.  Students will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of leadership, but what they have learned into action, and receive written recognition from Career Services upon program completion. Registration is offered twice per year at the beginning of each semester.




  • Meet other students also joining the program, define your leadership goals, and complete an assessment to discover your strengths.


  • Participate in one mentor experience offered by the University.


  • Complete five video casts offered in-person and online.  Students will learn the fundamentals of Leadership through group discussion and activities after the videos.

Experiential Learning

  • Complete three experiences plus reflection paper describing how these experiences helped you grow as a leader.  Experiences may include campus-run programs, employer off-site visits, conferences, and/or other professional development activities.  Experiential learning may include one day or multiple day programs.

Practical Application

  • Complete one practical application plus reflection paper describing leadership competencies gained.  During practical application, students should implement what they are learning throughout the program, putting into practice effective leadership strategies.  Practical application may include internships, case competitions, volunteer experience, and more; and is intended to be semester-long or a minimum of 20 hours. 

Program Completion

  • Submit a reflection paper of your experience with the program.  Upon completion, students will receive UCS official endorsement; choose between LinkedIn recommendation and written recommendation (for graduate school, employment, other professional programs).


***Please note this program utilizes “Blackboard” to collect assignments and track the completion of program requirements while recording overall student status throughout participation in the LDP***

If you are interested in joining the Leadership Development Program (LDP), please email [email protected]

Any questions, please contact:

  • Jennifer Grauso, Director of Career Development Programs, at 718-990-1325 or [email protected]
  • Natalie Storelli, Associate Director of Leadership Development, at 718-990-2103 or [email protected]

The Circle of Change Leadership Experience, a 501 c (3) organization, is a transformational career leadership experience that hosts a three-day leadership experience in partnership with St. John’s University (Queens campus) for a diverse group of student leaders from across the country who have a desire to take their personal, career, and leadership skills to the next level.

For three days, student leaders will not only discover the leader from within and develop the leadership and professional skills necessary to attain career leadership success after graduation, but they will learn from dynamic Keynote Speakers, engage in Leadership Development Sessions with Certified Leadership Coaches, participate in a professional development speed networking boot camp event, take part in a service-learning project, and will connect and learn from Top Industry Professionals from various professions and areas of expertise.  This life-changing leadership experience is built upon five specific learning outcomes which are Interpersonal Development, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Socially Responsible Leadership, and the Value of Diversity.

The specific goals of each learning outcomes are:

  • Interpersonal Development – students will learn more about themselves and how that translates into effective leadership in the 21st Century.
  • Leadership Development – students will learn about more than twenty different leadership skills and qualities that leaders must possess in the 21st Century in order to be effective.
  • Professional Development – students learn about more the different professional skills that must be attained in order to evolve and experience career leadership success in the 21st Century.
  • Socially Responsible Leadership – students will learn about the importance of social responsibility, ethical decision-making, civic engagement, social justice, and service-learning.
  • Value of Diversity – students learn about the importance of diversity in the 21st Century, and discover how to interact, collaborate, appreciate, and lead diverse groups of people more effectively.

Check out the conference schedule, keynote speakers, leadership break-out sessions, industry leadership panel sessions, and additional leadership programs that have been created to ensure that every student who attends the conference has a transformational leadership experience! http://www.circleofchangeleadconferencenyc.com/

For more information on how St. John’s students register for the Conference, please contact:

  • Jennifer Grauso, Director of Career Development Programs, at 718-990-1325 or [email protected]
  • Natalie Storelli, Associate Director of Leadership Development, at 718-990-2103 or [email protected]


Your Co-Curricular Transcript provides you with a detailed record of your involvement in various student activities and out-of-class experiences. It is designed to assist you in developing a more extensive resume, complementing your academic transcript. All activities are verified by the Office of Leadership Development.
In order to create your Co-Curricular Transcript, log into your UIS Account and proceed to the Student Services section. Follow the directions under the “Co-Curricular Transcript” subcategory.
Your Co-Curricular Transcript will highlight activities such as:

Athletic Awards
Recognition for exemplary participation in an intercollegiate sports team
Honor Societies
Membership or executive board position held
Student Life Awards
Official recognition of contributions enhancing the quality of student life. (These awards are given by the Department of Student Life and its respective areas: Greek Life, AOD, Project AIM, Performing Arts, Campus Activities, Department of Residence Life, and Campus Ministry)

Student Organizations and Department Leadership Roles 
Clubs and Organizations
On-going participation (attended 50% or more of the organizational activities) as a general member or executive board member, in approved campus-based clubs, organizations, sports teams, and department programs
Department Leadership Role
Including Orientation Coordinator/Leader, Resident Assistant, Career Peer, Wellness Peer Educator, Project A.I.M. Mentor, Conduct Board Member, Student/Global Ambassador, Student Alumni Association (SAA), Manager of a Sports Team, Member of a Task Force, etc.

Educational Workshops and Programs 
Those sponsored by the Department of Student Life including Leadership Development, Career Services, Greek Life, Student Wellness, Discover New York, Freshmen Center, and various academic departments
Conferences and Retreats
Participation in on- or off-campus educational and leadership conferences and retreats

Community Service 
Community Service
Volunteer work in a St. John’s-sponsored community service project (must be ongoing direct community service at least 10 hours per semester)

Please note that University Service Day and Relay for Life are accepted since they are University-wide events.

For more information about the Co-Curricular Transcript program, please contact Natalie Storelli at 718-990-2103 or [email protected].

Building leaders who make a better world.

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) helps people discover and achieve their goals. NSLS offers life-changing lectures from national leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together to help one another succeed. NSLS serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

Find Us Online

Visit the St. John's NSLS Chapter Web site, a one-stop shop for motivation, inspiration, and much more. 

What’s It All About?

Please download the National Society of Leadership and Success flyer (PDF) to learn more.

Steps to Induction

  1. Attend a Chapter Orientation Session
  2. Discover your passions during Leadership Training Day
  3. Participate in three speaker broadcast events from the nation’s top experts and celebrities
  4. Engage with other student leaders during three Success Networking Team Meetings

Society Resources

National Society of Leadership and Success - https://www.societyleadership.org/

NSLS Videos  - NSLSVideos.org:

This site features select video content from some of the Society’s greatest guest speakers -- successful people with brilliant minds who also exhibit incredible leadership. By showcasing snippets of longer video clips (reserved for members only), we aim to familiarize our audience with the Society’s core belief, “that one can achieve one’s dreams with the proper support and dedicated action, and that we accomplish more together than we would achieve alone.” We also aim to highlight the main benefits of membership: community action, volunteerism, personal growth and strong leadership from its chapters and members.  

NSLS Facts - NSLSFacts.org:

This site features the latest research findings and news on 21st century career topics like tech, entrepreneurship, economy, politics, law and more. Our team will post frequent leadership content as it relates to college students and graduates, creating a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together to learn and support each other. We aim to make this site an invaluable resource for those seeking out practical tools for leadership and success.

How Do I Get Involved?

For more information on getting involved with NSLS, please contact:

Natalie Storelli
Chiang Ching-Kuo (CCK) Hall, Room 119
Associate Director of Leadership Development
[email protected]

Jocelyn Coalter
Flynn Hall, Staten Island Campus 
Director, Career Services - Staten Island Campus 
[email protected]

Omicron Delta Kappa Society (ΟΔΚ) is the national leadership honor society for college students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character. Membership in ΟΔΚ is a mark of the highest distinction and honor.

Student candidates must be juniors or seniors who rank in the upper 35% in scholarship of their school or college (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA) and must show leadership in at least one of five areas:

  • Scholarship
  • Athletics
  • Campus involvement, social/religious activities, student government, or community service
  • Journalism, speech, and the mass media
  • Creative and performing arts

Emphasis is placed on the development of the whole person, both as a member of the college community and as a contributor to a better society.

The purpose of ΟΔΚ is three-fold:

  1. Recognize those who have exhibited a high standard of leadership and efficiency in collegiate activities
  2. Bring together student leaders from all sectors of collegiate life in order to help mold the sentiment of the university for questions of local and collegiate interest.
  3. Bring together members of the faculty and the student body on a basis of mutual interest and understanding

Upon selection, initiation is performed at a special ceremony. The $88 initiation fee is required of each member. Your membership fee includes lifetime membership in ΟΔΚ, your membership certificate, a recognition button, and a three-year subscription to The Circle, the official ΟΔΚ publication.

Contact your campus liaison for application guidelines and deadlines: