Graduate Leadership Program

The Graduate Leadership Program (GLP) at Boston College is an in-depth, four-session professional development workshop series designed to help Graduate students gain deeper self-awareness as leaders. This program serves the purpose of enhancing the Graduate student experience at Boston College through formation, education, leadership, and service.

Graduate Leadership Program

GLP Application Information

Two 30-minute information session stook place over Zoom in order to provide insight and answer any questions regarding this program. Information Sessions happened Thursday November 19, 2020 from 11:00am-11:30am and Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 1:00pm-1:30pm. Applications were due December 7, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.

 

Overview

The Graduate Leadership Program (GLP) at Boston College is an in-depth, six-session virtual professional development workshop series designed to help Graduate students gain deeper self-awareness as leaders. This program serves the purpose of enhancing the graduate student experience at Boston College through formation, education, leadership, and service.

The overall goal of the GLP is to support graduate and professional students across all disciplines in their journey to understanding their leadership potential by empowering them to take a proactive approach to leadership development. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from experienced faculty, staff, and administration from all areas of Boston College in order to understand personal leadership style, intercultural competency, strategic communication, interdisciplinary teamwork, mentorship, and overall leadership skills and strengths.

Eligibility

This program is free for all participants. Applicants must be current Graduate School students (Master's, Ph.D., or Law Students) in good academic standing. All graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Time Commitment

Participants are required to attend all dates. Please do not apply to the program if you will not be able to attend all sessions. All times in EST:

  • Leadership Retreat: Friday, February 19, 2021, from 12:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Week 1: Friday, February 26, 2021 from 12:30pm-4:00pm
  • Week 2: Friday, March 12, 2021 from 12:30pm-4:00pm
  • Week 3: Friday, March 19, 2021 from 12:30pm-4:00pm
  • Week 4: Friday, March 26, 2021 from 12:30pm-4:00pm
  • Week 5: Friday, April 9, 2021 from 2:00pm-3:00pm (End of Program Celebration)

Application Process

Information Sessions: Two 30-minute information sessions took place over Zoom in order to provide insight and answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Information Sessions happened on Thursday November 19, 2020 from 11:00am - 11:30am and Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 1:00pm - 1:30pm.  Applications were due December 7, 2020.

Graduate Leadership Program Learning Outcomes: 

Students who attend Orientaiton wil be able to:

  1. Identify and evaluate their strengths through the completion of the Clifton Strengths Assessment and a facilitated strengths workshop.
  2. Effectively articulate their set of practical leadership skills on a resume, in a portfolio, and during interviews.
  3. Address and evaluate relevant campus issues through the develoopment of an action-based small group project.
  4. Integrate their lived experiences into their leadership development process.
  5. Engage with the greater Boston community through volunteer opportunities as a means to explore one's civic responsibility as a leader.
  6. Develop long-lasting meaningful relationships with faculty mentors and peers across various fields of study. 

Application Materials: Applicants will submit this form, along with their resume and a 1 page personal statement, instructions and the prompt are on page 3 of this application.

Application Deadline: December 7, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Acceptance Notice: Applicants will be notified of their acceptance on or before December 14, 2020.

Contact

If you have any further questions regarding the application process or the overall program, Please contact the Office of Graduate Student Life at gsc@bc.edu for more information.

2020 GLP Cohort


 

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, leadership, the ability to work on a team, written and verbal communication skills, and problem-solving skills were categorized as the top attributes an employer seeks on a candidate's resume (NACE, 2016). The Graduate Leadership Program (GLP) gives students the opportunity to develop their skills in order to prepare them to become effective leaders at Boston College and beyond.