In congruence with Drake’s educational mission, the Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute seeks to empower students toward responsible and meaningful leadership by facilitating opportunities for intentional learning, skill development, and self-reflection.
Our work is advanced by partnerships across campus and sustained by the generosity of alumni and friends.
Spring 2019 Leadership Programs
Are you a first-year Drake student interested in leadership? Apply to participate in the newly-revised Emerging Leaders Model (ELM) this spring! This seven-week workshop series provides first-year Drake students an opportunity to build leadership skills, routines, and habits worth following. Prepare for your future leadership roles by gaining tangible tools to build your self-awareness and lead effectively as a college student.
Attend an information session to learn more:
Ready to Apply? Visit bit.ly/ELM19 to submit your ELM application by February 10th
The Adams Academy is a signature program offered exclusively to Drake sophomore, junior (P1), and senior (P2) student leaders. This semester-long leadership program will enhance your leadership skills through educational workshops, interactive activities, and guest speakers from across the Drake and greater Des Moines communities. Students who participate in the Adams Academy will:
Ready to Apply? Visit bit.ly/adams19 to submit your Adams Academy application by February 10th
Nationally renowned author and speaker Zachary Wood is known for his dynamic perspective on free speech, race, and dissenting opinions. His TED talk, “Why it’s worth listening to people you disagree with,” topped the charts with 1.6 million views in 2018. All Drake students are invited to attend this conference brunch as we learn alongside Zach how to successfully engage with and practice civil debate as a leadership skill. Registration is free for all students, and includes brunch, Zach’s keynote address, and a roundtable discussion to apply this content to your leadership journey at Drake. Registration required. Details listed below:
For more information contact Kristin Economos, Director of Student Leadership Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org