Carnegie Mellon University

Individual Leadership Development

Leaders strive for progress, both for themselves and in their communities. Leadership development comes in many forms and takes shape for each individual in a unique way. Whether you're looking to improve your networking skills, communicate more effectively or become a stronger advocate for your passion or cause, explore leadership development opportunities here.

Develop leadership skills. Serve the community. Meet others passionate about service. Partake in self-reflection and discovery.

Emerging Leaders

A long-standing CMU tradition for first-year students, Emerging Leaders (EL) promotes the development of leadership skills through the lens of civic engagement and social action.

For more information about the Emerging Leaders program, please contact Justin Pearl.


LeaderShape® is a not-for-profit organization that partners with colleges, universities, and other like-minded organizations to provide transformative learning experiences for people who desire to make change in the world. SLICE is working to bring a CMU-specific LeaderShape Institute to campus in May 2024. Interested in being a part of the inaugural event?  Email SLICE.

Women in Leadership

The Women in Leadership program provides regular opportunities, focused on leadership development, guided reflection, and networking, to explore the unique experiences of women-identified leaders. Events are open to all individuals, regardless of gender, race, or national origin, who support the advancement of women-identified students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni in the Carnegie Mellon community.

Collaborate with us! Students, student organizations, faculty, staff, departments, colleges: if you are interested in working with Women in Leadership or have an idea for an event, speaker or program, email SLICE.