Villanova Athletics Leadership Institute
Launching: August 2012!

Villanova Leadership Institute

Mission Statement
The mission of the Villanova Athletics Leadership Institute is to educate and train student-athletes to become effective leaders on-the -field, in the classroom, and for lifelong success after graduation.

Core Values
Attitude*Commitment*Excellence

Our Approach

  • Through engaging and real life stories, projects and presentations, student-athletes will learn how to maximize their potential and strengths to lead themselves and others

Areas of Impact:

  • Working to utilize the potential leader in every student-athlete
  • Transforming our student-athletes to be skilled leaders on and off the field
  • Increase camaraderie & harmony on every team
  • Solidify student-athlete leadership as extension of coaching leadership
  • Capitalize on the potential for increased leadership to increase team success on and off the field of play

Learning Outcomes: OUR LEADERS WILL:

  • lead through inspiration
  • be spiritual in their leadership practices
  • hold the highest regard for ethical decision making
  • be positive change agents: through action and word
  • challenge their peers to make an impact

Leadership Institute Logistics: Beginning August 2012

  • All Freshmen student-athletes will participate in existing Life Skills program; 4 leadership seminars during their first year on campus
  • ALL upper classmen student-athletes will have the opportunity to apply to be in the Leadership Institute during the spring of their freshman year
  • Sophomore's & Junior's will learn together in one group with two years of curriculum, with an emphasis on small group learning and discussion
  • Senior's and Captain's will meet together and have an important mentorship role with freshmen

Questions about the Villanova Athletics Leadership Institute?
Email: allison.venella@villanova.edu

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