In the face of rapidly changing structures in higher education, corporations, agencies, and other professional organizations, employers are actively seeking advanced degree holders with strong, demonstrable leadership and management skills. Leadership involves developing new ideas and directions and knowing how to bring together the people and resources needed to implement them. In a highly interdependent world, it also involves developing interpersonal skills that go beyond communicating with those in your field. During this one day leadership institute, students will learn from top administrative leaders in higher education, faculty, government, and industry experts. The aim of this first Graduate Student Leadership Institute is to encourage and prepare students to understand that they can act as leaders and take an active leadership role in their departments, on campus, in their communities, and in the world without necessarily being in traditional leadership positions of power and authority. Co-sponsored with Graduate Student Life & Wellness.