Leadership Programs

programs for emerging leaders.

Leadership programs at creighton

We know there are many ways to be a leader. In accordance with our Jesuit values, we’re here to help you take your accomplishments a step further by helping you to lead through example and action. By building a bridge between your classroom education and the larger community at Creighton and beyond, you will become better equipped for the challenges and experiences you’ll encounter after graduation.

You chose Creighton to strive for excellence and to make the world a better place. Now it’s time to answer the call to leadership.

Freshman Leadership Program

The Freshman Leadership Program (FLP) is a nationally-recognized living and learning community on Creighton University’s campus. Accepting 60 first-year students, FLP strives to provide opportunities for students to develop their own leadership styles. FLP provides an environment based off of three pillars: community, development, and character. Learn more.

Leadership Exchange

The Leadership Exchange is a series of skill-building workshops for students. These workshops available for student organizations, resident advisors, and any other group or class. In addition to the scheduled programs, you can request a workshop for your entire group or for your executive board. Themes include membership management, meeting management, programming, communication, supervising and advising, and leadership transitions. See upcoming workshops.

Ignatian Student Leadership Program (ISLT)

The Ignatian Student Leadership Program (ISLT), in partnership with the Division of Mission & Ministry, creates a unified training for student leaders to provide a seamless learning environment focused on Ignatian Leadership. This training incorporates shared expectations of Ignatian leadership principles and interpersonal skills, and helps students create a leadership plan through reflection. Contact Michelle Dollyhigh to learn more.

Emerging Leaders Programs

The Emerging Leaders Suite of Programs exists to provide students with opportunities for leadership development. There are four programs, including: The Emerging Leaders Program, the Emerging Fraternity and Sorority Leaders Program, the Wareham Program (a women’s leadership program), and Esse Quam Videri, or EQV (a men’s development program). Leadership programs also exist through the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and the Encuentro Dominicano program. These programs run between four and six weeks, and sessions are offered each semester.

  • EQV: Esse Quam Videri: A Men’s Development Program at Creighton (EQV) is a program that seeks to help men at Creighton deepen their understanding of masculinity, both individually and within a societal context. Additionally, the program seeks to build strong collaboration between various professional units at Creighton University, in hopes that a diverse perspective will enhance the student experience.
  • Wareham Program: In partnership with the Lieben Center for Women, the Wareham Program is is open to all women students on campus. The program seeks to help women feel more empowered to be successful in school, career and home life. This is five-week program covers a history of women’s leadership, leadership styles, and firsthand accounts from women from the Creighton and Omaha communities.

Contact Katie Kelsey to learn more.

Markoe Leadership Program

The Fr. John P. Markoe, S.J. Leadership Program is a four-year program that offers Markoe and Haddix Scholarship recipients the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills at Creighton. Students pull from the rich network of involved faculty and fellow classmates to explore what Creighton has to offer. They’ll participate in activities on and off campus related to intercultural leadership and traditional Jesuit values. Through expert coaching sessions, an assigned CIC staff member mentors each student, assisting with academic, personal and financial concerns throughout their education. Contact Cedora Barnett to learn more.

Multicultural Executive Leadership Training (MELT)

The Multicultural Executive Leadership Training (MELT) was developed to engage our student leaders housed within the Creighton Intercultural Center to start the year off with a comprehensive training of university procedures and tools necessary for successful programming and registration, universal calendar of multicultural events, cross-cultural team building, and overall enhanced visibility. Contact Curtis Taylor to learn more.


The Student Leadership and Involvement Center offers a variety of internships to student leaders to help develop holistic leaders. If you’re interested, please contact our office at slic [at] creighton [dot] edu.


Leadership Education Grant

Thanks to a grant from Pepsi, funding may be available for students to attend conferences geared towards leadership development. Upon their return, students are asked to share what they learn with the community. Applications are reviewed twice a semester (September 15, October 15, January 15, February 15).

Involvement Grant

The Student Leadership and Involvement Center (SLIC) financially assists students with club and/or organization dues through the SLIC Involvement Grant. Data shows that 43% of clubs and organization on Creighton’s campus collect dues from members to participate.

Leadership Resource Library

Interested in learning more about how to facilitate goal setting? Do you need a new icebreaker idea? Are you wondering how to reenergize your group? Check out resources from our Leadership Resource Library for personal and organizational development. Stop by the office to glance through the bookshelf.