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Leadership is an interaction between individuals in a given environment
that motivates and directs action toward a shared goal. Understanding and
 mastery are interdisciplinary, nuanced, and developed over the long-term.


Leadership development, though useful in the long-term, may seem like just another item to add to your already burgeoning to-do list with the many and varied demands of graduate school. Instead, we urge you to think of the GLI programming as an opportunity to take a step back and be intentional in your training here at Vanderbilt. What do you need to succeed as a leader in your lab, student organization, community,  internship, careers? GLI wants provide students with the skills, learning tools and a self-awareness that will allow them to lead at all levels with a greater understanding of their personal leadership style, how they interact with others, and practical technical skills and business acumen that can be overlooked when strictly focusing on research skills. We are committed to training well-rounded scholars with an enhance capacity to lead.


Questions about the Graduate Leadership Institute
may be directed to Irene Wallrich, Assistant Director, or 615-343-7030.