Student Leadership Academy

Student Leadership Academy

Virtual Student Leadership Academy Registration

The Parkland College Office of Student Life Leadership Academy is a program to develop leadership skills so students can excel and make a difference in leadership roles here on campus, in the workforce, and in our community.   Click the link above to learn more about our course offerings and sign up today.

The Student Leadership Academy helps develop those skills through:

  • In-depth discussion of ethical issues
  • Hands-on leadership practice
  • Goal setting for meaningful growth and change
  • Networking

Leadership education of college students is an important and growing movement within higher education.  To succeed after college, students need more than just a degree and specific job skills.  In today’s martketplace, organizations are looking for experienced leaders that are ethical, driven, well-organized communicators with the ability to motivate, empower, and energize others.  


Recognition and Scholarships

Students who attend all 4 ICCSAA workshops will receive a certificate of completion and will have the opportunity to apply for a $250 scholarship.  

Leadership Tracks

Emergent Leaders:  

Students in this track develop personal philosophies for working effectively with diverse groups to effect meaningful change.  Participants have been nominated by Parkland College faculty or staff.

Student Organization Leaders: 

This track develops campus club/organization members' ability to empower and mobilize others to accomplish mutually agreed upon goals, while advancing their group's integrity and morale.

Global Leaders:

This track spotlights and reinforces the relational and ethical processes students use when working in a global society to accomplish positive change. 

To complete a track in the Student Leadership Academy

  • Complete 12 hours of on-campus and online workshops.
  • Participate in on- and off- campus service-learning leadership engagement.
  • Complete in as little as one semester or at a pace set by each individual student.
  • Student Leadership Academy graduates may be eligible to apply for Parkland Student Life scholarships.

*All Parkland students taking 3+ credit hours are eligible to participate.

Student Leadership Academy Interest Form/Application


Contact the Office of Student Life at 217/351-2216 or email for more information.