RISD LEADS


RISD LEADS is a dynamic and personalized certificate program and weekly workshop series. Sessions are open to anyone who is interested, regardless of enrollment in the certificate program. Students can enroll in the program at any time and credit will be given for past attendance.

The Design is


Flexible

Complete requirements according to your time frame and finish the institute at your pace.

Adaptable

All requirements have multiple avenues for fulfillment. Pick the one that is right for you!

Personalized

Choose from a variety of sessions to meet your personal, professional and leadership goals.

Convenient

Sessions are typically offered on Monday nights and usually only last one hour.

The Benefits


Leadership Development

Achieve a deeper understanding of key fields and fundamentals of leadership while practically developing your own leadership toolkit.

Professional Development

Develop as a critical thinker, build confidence around leadership, and learn how to be a catalyst for social change.

Personal Development

Develop as a critical thinker, build confidence around leadership, and learn how to be a catalyst for social change.

Personal Journey

Develop a set of personalized leadership principles while coming to terms with your individual leadership Identity.

Incentives + Opportunities

Completion of this institute and reaching various “Levels of Leadership” will unlock new opportunities for your time at RISD. Meet with special speakers ahead of time, facilitate your own RISD LEADS session, be invited to special events, serve on special committees, gain early access to events or tickets, and more!

All students are welcome to attend any RISD LEADS session. For a full list of sessions, please click here.

If you'd like to go beyond the workshop sessions and learn more about the RISD LEADS certificate program, please click here