Everyone is a Leader

Senior Haleigh Pannell, 2019-202 SGA President and the first woman of color to be SGA President

You bring something unique and valuable to Longwood’s campus and community and we're here to help you cultivate the leader in you! 

Whether you like it or not, there will be a day you will be called to lead.

Here's what we've heard students experience when they work with us, they 

  • Understand themselves and others better
  • Learn how to effectively communicate and collaborate
  • Develop new Professional and Life skills 
  • Engage with different types of people and cultures
  • Participate in Reflective and Integrative Learning
  • Practice Civic Engagement 

Leadership 101 Series

Students participate in a group Leadership 101 series session

Leadership is like a muscle, if you don't “exercise” your leadership, it will atrophy.

Develop your leadership potential and make a commitment to learn and practice leadership skills with us.

Leadership 101 will address:

  • Goal Setting
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Professionalism
  • Resiliency

Project Success

Project Sucess is a long-standing, one-credit elective course for sophomores that focuses on:

  • Personal development
  • Civic engagement
  • Career planning
  • Leadership

 Start your journey to Success! 


Students talk at the involvement fair

What does it mean to be a Citizen Leader? 

A Citizen Leader is someone who is:

  • Prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society
  • A Lifelong Learner, who lives congruently with their values
  • Makes and Nurtures connections in their communities

Longwood recognizes our own Citizen Leaders each spring with Awards!

→ How will you be recognized? 

Citizen Leadership Development Model-Representative Skills

Civic Engagement 

“Citizen Leaders engage in activities to make a difference in the civic life of communities that are mutually beneficial and develop the motivation necessary to make informed judgments and to take action.” (source: adapted from The Definition of Civic Engagement from the American Democracy Project )

Reflective and Integrative Learning

“Citizen Leaders are intentional in continually evolving in their own education in hopes of making a greater impact to society.”

Effective Communication

“Citizen Leaders listen to understand, effectively articulate their thoughts, and embrace the communication styles of others.”

Professional and Life Skills DevelopmentCivic Engagement model

Citizen Leaders write goals, prioritize them, solve problems, and collaborate with others to produce win-win results.”

Intercultural Engagement

Citizen Leaders work with and learn from people who are different than they are and include them for mutual benefit”.

Understanding of Self and Others

Citizen Leaders explore aspects of their personality and the beliefs of others to better themselves and build stronger, more compassionate relationships.”


Contact

Picture of Admissions Counselor, Quincy Goodine

Quincy Goodine
Assistant Director of Leadership Development 
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Upchurch University Center 309B
(434) 395-2489
goodineqa@longwood.edu