Leadership & Access

Governor Dukakis speaks to the University Scholars about the election and ethical leadership.

Northeastern University Scholars are just that -- scholars with access to the resources of the University.

We want our Scholars to be leaders in their chosen fields. Even born leaders, though, need the tools and training to be their most effective. For this reason, our Scholars have access to the people who can help them get and stay at the front of the pack. In addition to faculty scholars and leading researchers, University Scholars Scholars have opportunities to engage in dialogue, study, and work with the leaders of the University – the President, Provost, Deans, Distinguished Professors, and Trustees -- as well as with other important figures from around the world during their time here. By speaking with these leaders, the Scholars will get a behind-the-scenes look at how the university is run and chances to become acquainted with important people in the life of our city, state, nation and world.

The Scholars also have the opportunity to practice and learn about leadership through special workshops and leadership trainings throughout their time at Northeastern. Each May, at the conclusion of their first year of study, the newest cohort of Scholars departs for a three day Leadership Retreat at Northeastern's bucolic Warren Conference Center in Ashland, Massachusetts. The Leadership Retreat is a cherished tradition, with ample time for bonding and community building between expert-facilitated sessions that promote teamwork, develop leadership skills, and yield insight into each student's strengths and style of leadership.

Building on the foundation laid by the Leadership Retreat, Scholars returning to campus in the Fall participate in our SAGE Series: Identifying Skills, Accomplishments, and Goals for Enterprise. SAGE Series workshops, facilitated by experts from the Northeastern faculty and elsewhere, aim to develop advanced leadership skills and interpersonal abilities that will benefit Scholars in every arena, but especially as they prepare to embark on co-op.