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State Leadership Programs Collection

What is the State Leadership Programs Collection?

State of Texas

The Leadership Institute in the Dean of Students Office at Texas State University is committed to developing students into ethical, innovative, responsible, civic minded leaders who contribute positively to their local and global communities.

The State Leadership Programs Collection is designed to serve as a clearinghouse of leadership programs and events across the state of Texas. The SLP Collection allows you to explore university sponsored leadership programs and events that are open to other institutions as well as programs that are unique to individual campuses.

To submit a program or event to the SLP Collection please email Please contact individual campuses for additional information regarding programs or events listed.

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Programs/Events Open to Outside Institutions

March 1, 2017 - The Change Institute

The annual Change Institute is an event focused on intercultural dialogue and awareness raising as it pertains to issues of social justice.  We tie this together with leadership development including skill building needed to be a leader and agent of positive social change.

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September 30, 2016 - JBS Distinguished Lecture Series: “Elections 2016: Mandate for our Next President” featuring Alan Colmes, Judge Jeanine Pirro, and Janine Turner

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February 2-3, 2017 - JBS Distinguished Lecture Series: JBS Texas Leadership Forum

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Shepperd Edge

Leaders need training, and the Shepperd Edge is designed to provide today’s college and high school students with the tools needed for effective leadership tomorrow through an interactive training program. We also train organizations, leadership teams, and others by request.

Each program is a full day of training designed to include topics like leadership, ethics, and public service. Students explore these ideas through educational and practical sessions, leaving with skills, knowledge, and new relationships.

The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute is funded by the State of Texas and private contributions to provide leadership training for young Texans. This allows our staff to offer this training at minimal cost to you: we cover all materials and travel; you provide the students, the facility, and lunch.

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February 17-18, 2017 - Leadership Institute Annual Conference

The Dean of Students Office will host the 2017 Texas State Leadership Institute Annual Conference on February 17-18, 2017. The primary purpose of the conference is to bring together students to learn leadership skills, engage students in values-based activities that foster personal leadership development, build a unified community, cultivate social responsibility, and inspire students to adopt a new way of life while expanding their leadership potential. This year's conference theme will be connected with that of the university's Common Experience.

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Leadership Development Centers/Departments

Baylor University

Academy for Leader Development


Lamar University

Office of New Student & Leadership Programs


Rice University

Center for Civic Leadership


Sam Houston State University

Center for Leadership and Service


Southern Methodist University

Community Engagement and Leadership



Business Leadership Center



Tarelton State University

Student Engagement Office


Texas A&M International University

Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement


Texas State University

Leadership Institute
Contact: Dr. Ashley Spicer-Runnels,


University of Houston

Center for Student Involvement



University of North Texas

Center for Leadership and Service


University of Texas at Austin

Leadership and Ethics Institute



University of Texas at El Paso

Student Engagement and Leadership Center


University of Texas at San Antonio

Student Leadership Center



West Texas A&M University

Office of Student Engagement and Leadership