Future Leaders

Leadership and Organizational Development supports the academic mission of the University of Connecticut by collaborating with schools and colleges to foster leadership in various academic disciplines. The Future Leaders program is designed to augment a student’s major or career path.

It is our goal to develop tomorrow’s leaders today by working to:

  • Invite students to explore their individual leadership styles and strengths
  • Encourage students to make connections between their leadership skills and their academic pursuits
  • Increase awareness of leadership challenges/opportunities in their field
  • Give students the opportunity to explore ways to take an active role in positively influencing the University community and beyond.

Collaborating with faculty in the various schools and colleges on campus, this program offers workshops on such topics as StrengthsQuest, values awareness, communication, ethical decision making, leaving a legacy, leadership theory and more, all with a focus on students’ particular major or field of study.

Current Future Leaders collaborations include:

  • Future Pharmacy Leaders
  • Future Engineering Leaders
  • Future Accounting Leaders

The program’s format remains flexible to allow the inclusion of a variety of educational experiences that will maximize students’ engagement, learning, and development as Future Leaders.

Interested in a Future Leaders program for your school, college, or academic department? Use the “Request a Workshop” contact form on the righthand sidebar.


“In the rapidly changing and highly competitive environment of pharmacy practice, the profession of pharmacy is seeking to identify leaders of tomorrow. Schools of pharmacy need to help identify, prepare, and distinguish these leaders prior to graduation to ensure the pipeline of the next generation of pharmacy leaders.  Through the Future Pharmacy Leaders course, our first professional year students are able to begin that leadership path. The Leadership Office does a wonderful job educating our students on leadership theories and application through an interactive and hands-on experience.” -Lauren Schlesselman, Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice