Student leaders are the force behind some of the most compelling programming at universities and graduate schools. They play a key role in building bridges with diverse student groups, faculty, school administrators, and community members.
As the leadership center at a leading school of public affairs, RCLA serves as a hub for leadership courses, trainings and resources for students as emerging and established leaders.
NYU students play an essential role on the Center's staff, providing fresh insights, a commitment to excellence and expansive knowledge of public service practices and organizations for every program. We also draw on the experience and insights of the many students with whom we partner for programming.
Learn more about the students on RCLA's team.
The Wagner Leadership Academy (WLA) was launched in the fall of 2009 to provide a space for leaders of graduate student organizations to enhance their leadership capacity and to engage in cross-causal conversations.
The WLA offers student leaders an opportunity to connect with classmates in a new context and broaden their networks. It also gives them a space to reflect on how they are taking up their roles and helping each other approach leadership challenges. Further, the Academy offers students useful tools they can bring back to and apply in the work of their organizations at NYU Wagner and beyond.
The theme for the 2010-2011 year of the Wagner Leadership Academy is “Innovation and Sustainability.”
Student leaders will take up the following questions across the four sessions:
The Wagner Leadership Academy is offered through a partnership between the Research Center for Leadership in Action, the Wagner Dean’s Office, Student Affairs team, and the Wagner Student Association. Space is provided at the quarterly sessions to two leaders from every WSA group.
Learn more about the NYU Wagner Student Association and student groups.
RCLA's courses offer conceptual frameworks for understanding the role of leadership in high-impact organizations, analytical tools for developing and assessing strategy, approaches to working with stakeholders to mobilize commitment, and methods for leading change and achieving scale. They also enable leaders to use different lenses and models for evaluating their personal, interpersonal and organizational effectiveness and growth.
Our institutes capitalize on our location in the heart of New York City to offer a hands-on perspective on how leadership for the public good happens in a fast-past, thriving metropolis. Institutes marry the latest in research and theory with site visits and symposia with leading nonprofit and government executives.
Learn more about RCLA's leadership courses and institutes.