Student Activities

Leadership Development Series

Joshua ChamberlainOverview
Bowdoin College Leadership Development Series is a co-curricular program dedicated to helping students explore and develop their leadership potential. Participants will learn about the many skills, characteristics and traits of effective leaders, and will be encouraged to reflect on their individual, emerging leadership styles. Through a variety of workshops, discussions and experiential opportunities, students will gain valuable leadership tools that they can use at Bowdoin, and post-graduation.

The Curriculum
Unless otherwise noted, all sessions are mandatory and held from 12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. on Thursday or Friday afternoons. Some preparation (readings, group work, etc.) may be required outside of formal meeting times. Presenters are Bowdoin College faculty and staff with an expertise in or training on a specific, relevant topic. Additionally, we will take full advantage of national and international leaders on-campus for public lectures, either through recommended attendance, or smaller conversations on leadership topics with Series participants.

Application to the Program
Applications should be submitted to the Smith Union Information Desk and will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Space is limited, and applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled. If you have any questions, please e-mail Nate Hintze at or stop by the Student Activities Office.

About the Healey Family Fund for Leadership Development
The Healey Family Fund for Leadership Development was established by Peter F. Healey ‘73. Throughout his college and professional career, Mr. Healey has demonstrated superb leadership. The Fund supports programs which teach and reinforce the skills of effective leadership. Such programs allow Bowdoin students to apply these essential skills in their academic, professional and personal endeavors.