Leadership WSU

Take the next step in your leadership journey by learning how to make an impact in your community.  You'll join a smaller cohort of student leaders as we participate in a service project together and network with local community leaders, business owners, and government officials. You'll draw from the expertise of these local movers and shakers to create thoughtful dialogue around community issues and leadership concepts.

Leadership WSU Interest Form

Applications for 2023-2024 are closed. Fill out the interest form to be notified with 2024-2025 applications open.


(Covered by student fees)

Average Cohort Size



Juniors and seniors with significant leadership experience or completion of the Cougs Lead program.


Two-hour sessions once per month.  Usually from 4:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. on Thursdays for one academic year.

Programming Calendar

WSU Pullman Campus, CUB

Orientation | Listening

Center for Student Organizations and Leadership, Brian Shuffield

Date: Thursday, September 14, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Location: CUB 210 (Jr. East)   Dinner provided!

Pacific Northwest Student Leadership Conference

Free to all Pullman and Global students!

Date: Saturday, September 30, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Location: Spark

Communication | Persuasion

Palouse Land Trust, Jaime Jovanovich-Walker

Date: Thursday, October 5, 4:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Lighty 405

Governance | Building Community

City of Pullman, Glenn Johnson

Date: Thursday, November 2, 4:15 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Location: Lighty 405

Leadership in a Diverse World | Awareness

Pullman Arts Foundation, Joe Hedges, Jimei Lin, & Sarah Barnett

Date: Thursday, December 7, 4:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Location: Lighty 405

Regional Economy| Foresight

Pullman Regional Airport, Tony Bean

Date: Thursday, January 18, 4:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Location: Lighty 405

Education | Conceptualization

Pullman Community Montessori/ Schweitzer Engineering, John Cassleman

Date: Thursday, February 8, 4:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Location: Lighty 405

Human Needs | Empathy & Healing 

Alternatives to Violence on the Palouse - Gabriel

Date: Thursday, March 21, 4:15 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Location: CUE 419

Closing Ceremony Celebration

Date: April 18, 2024; 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Location:  Chinook 150

Please contact Brian Shuffield with any questions.

509-335-3138 | shuffield@wsu.edu

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