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Leadership Programs

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The Haas Center is committed to developing students as thoughtful, skilled, and reflective practitioners equipped to effect positive social change.

Everyone has the potential to exercise leadership, whether in formal positions or not. Our goal is to help students understand what is involved in ethical and effective leadership, and to assess and develop their own abilities so that they are more confident and able to provide leadership when in situations requiring it. The Haas Center offers several programs for students involved in service to develop their leadership skills.

Our Leadership Approach

Frosh Service Liaisons at Ronald McDonald House 2018

Frosh Service Liaisons

Frosh Service Liaisons meet weekly to participate in leadership-building workshops, plan service events, and engage in critical discussions about service.

Learn more and apply to be a FSL
Students at the Cardinal Service Fair

Issue Area Coordinators

This program provides our most committed students with training and practice in collective leadership, fostering collaboration among student groups, faculty, and community partners working in their service themes.

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Service Pre-orientation trip

Ignite: Cardinal Service Pre-orientation Experience

First-year students get to know peers, learn more about Stanford’s neighboring communities, and find out how they can do community service while at Stanford.

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Public Service Leadership Program 2019

Public Service Leadership Program

The Public Service Leadership Program is a guided path on which students complete courses and a practicum related to a particular public service focus area.

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Design Thinking Workshop 2019


Explore new forms of service, reflect on your experiences, discuss critical issues in public service, and build skills to serve more ethically and effectively.


Learn more about workshops