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St. Lawrence Leadership Institute

The St. Lawrence Leadership Institute at SUNY Potsdam is a professional development program(credit or non-credit) offered through the Division of Graduate & Continuing Education. Its mission is to foster the development of emerging and existing leaders for the advancement of St. Lawrence County and its communities.  SLLI cultivates individuals willing and capable of being inspiring leaders by offering issues education, leadership skills development and networking opportunities.

Its primary program is a 9-month series of classes held once a month from September to June. The scope and relevance of the program make it a valuable experience for lifelong and longtime residents of St. Lawrence County as well as for newcomers to the area. SLLI participants come from small businesses and major industries, from elementary and secondary schools as well as colleges and universities, and from the public and non-profit sectors.

A collaborative role in our future
Participants benefit by achieving a better understanding of major public policy issues facing St. Lawrence County and its communities; by learning, practicing and improving their leadership skills in a supportive environment; and by gaining access to a diverse network of community leaders.

Personal Growth
Inspiring leaders know how to effectively articulate their vision for a preferred future to others. They know their own strengths and weaknesses. SLLI gives participants opportunities to develop and hone skills that guide their relationships with others. A candid self-assessment of one’s leadership style, with its advantages and disadvantages, is an important first step in the program.

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Members of the St. Lawrence Leadership Institute Class of 2018 gathered for a photo before the group’s first class last fall. SLLI is now accepting applications for next year’s class.

Questions? We'd love to hear from you!

Phone: (315) 267-2165