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Student Leadership Institute

"Where today's students become tomorrow's leaders"


The mission of the Student Leadership Institute (SLI) at North Lake College is to develop and nurture leadership skills through a comprehensive program that focuses on the whole student experience. SLI is a two-semester program established to help you become well-prepared as a leader on and off campus. Students will learn ethical principles that allow for their personal, professional and academic growth.

SLI is free and open to all North Lake students.  The North Lake SLI provides an opportunity to explore and enhance leadership abilities through working with students and staff members. Members can choose to participate in retreats, training sessions, seminars and conferences.

Applying for Membership

  • Submit an email to instructor Candace Eldridge with your name, student ID#, and a 500-word answer to these questions:
    • What is leadership?
    • Why do you want to participate in NLC's Student Leadership Institute?

Membership in Student Leadership Institute

SLI is a continuing education course and will be on your academic transcript. It requires a commitment from each student. You will receive 3 CE credits upon successful completion of each course. This is an official class, so be committed to attendance and participation.

We now have two semester-long courses worth three credits each, encompassing a full year of training.

Students must complete the first level to enter the second. The first level includes training on leadership, workshops, and teamwork. The second level includes presenting workshops, guest speakers, advanced teamwork, and enhanced leadership training skills. All students in each level will have the opportunity to attend retreats and seminars throughout each semester.

The course begins in the second week of each semester and continues through the week before final exams.


Candace Eldridge
Drena Settles