Leadership UMiami

 Leadership UMiami

 Do you want to be a part of a new and unique leadership experience at UM? 

Take your leadership to new heights and apply to be selected as one of the inaugural members of the Leadership UMiami 2017 class.


Leadership UMiami is an exclusive leadership program that will explore issues at the heart of democracy and social change with a culminating 4-day trip to Washington DC. 
Do you care about climate change? 
Do you care about the future of education? 
Do you care about health care reform? 

 Through this program you will:

  • Uncover/Discover personally what democracy means to you and the community issues you care about. 
  • Engage with other students around community issues important to you and advocate for those in a semester long project.   
  • Take your personal passions and learn how to make those a priority in a community in which you live.  
  • Speak directly to community leaders that have fought for social issues important to you. 
  • Gain an understanding of yourself through professional development and community activities that will enhance your career and life goals.  
  • Travel to Washington DC for a 4-Day experience to see how you can make positive social change on the things you personally care about and love. 

Apply to be selected for this leadership community designed to connect and empower students who are passionate about the issues significant to them. 

Elevate your personal potential and join a select community of students who will gain opportunities to personally connect with leaders in the community of Miami, state leaders and those serving in our nation’s capital. 

At the completion of the program, participants will:

  • Be recognized by University Administration at final luncheon banquet
  • Receive a Leadership UMiami Medallion for graduation 
  • Receive Certificate with honor as a Leadership UMiami Graduate 

Program Requirements: Eligible students for Leadership UMiami may be current sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA in good standing with full-time status at the University of Miami. Regular cohort meetings will take place Friday afternoons from 1:00PM-3:00PM. Each of the following sessions are MANDATORY for participants:

  • Friday, September 15th 
  • Friday, September 22nd
  • Friday, September 29th  
  • Friday, October 6th 
  • Friday, October 20th
  • Friday, October 27th
  • Friday, November 10th 
  • Friday, November 17th 
  • DC Experience - Friday, November 17th - Tuesday, November 21st 
  • Final Banquet and Reflection – Friday, December 1st  

Sessions: The program consists of nine weekly sessions that will feature dialogues, professional development activities and community visits. This will expose you to the local democratic process and to enhance your civic mindedness. 

Community Leadership Visits and the D.C. Experience: Local community visits and a final trip to Washington D.C. will provide access to historical civic centers, community leaders and policy making procedures to help discover your role within the process. Visits in the nation’s capital will include sit-down visits with elected officials, experiencing congress in session, tours of national museums and exploring social issues in the nation’s capital.

Professional Development and Civic Experiences: Students selected will be required to participate in two professional development experiences and two civic experiences within the community. This will allow you the opportunity to see and experience democracy and social change first hand. 

Application Information: Participant applications for Leadership UMiami are due via the Butler Center for Service and Leadership OrgSync portal by 5 pm on Friday, September 8th. If submitted before August 31st by 5pm, you will be considered a priority applicant. 

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For more information on Leadership UMiami, contact the Butler Center at 305-284-4483 or at leadandserve@miami.edu.