The Leadership Institute
The Leadership Institute is a three-day leadership immersion program for 101 of the best chapter leaders at SVA that takes place at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It is sponsored by Prudential and includes volunteer participation by their employees during the program. This year proudly marks SVA’s 7th Annual Leadership Institute.
SVA CEO Jared Lyon and VP of Government of Affairs Lauren Augustine (centered front row) pictured with the Leadership Institute Class of 2018, mentors, and staff.
The Purpose of SVA’s Leadership Institute
Identified as leaders in their SVA chapters, campuses, and communities, participants will be coached by mentors on the importance of leadership behavior, personal branding, how to deliver results, and fostering relationships. Mentors include SVA alumni with at least 10 years of professional experience and guest speakers include leaders in higher education, government, veteran organizations, and business.
After participating in the Leadership Institute, each chapter leader will be ready to more effectively lead student veterans, work with faculty and university leadership, and engage with their communities. They will gain knowledge of SVA's narrative of success which promotes the next “greatest generation” of American leadership. Each graduate will establish ongoing support through a network during the rest of their academic life and as they begin their careers. Each will:
Leadership Institute Class of 2018 pictured with mentors and staff at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.
About the 2018 Leadership Institute Cohort
The most diverse and academically successful class in SVA’s decade of service, a majority are elected chapter presidents and the average GPA of the class is 3.42. Thirty percent are women, compared to 16 percent who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and 26 percent of all student veterans. Many are majoring in in-demand fields at top Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) including 10 from Ivy League schools and 38 from U.S. News & World Report top 100 public IHLs. This year's class are majoring in fields such as Business Administration, Engineering, and Astrophysics.
Each chapter leader chosen for the Leadership Institute exhibited the following qualities and virtues of character:
Congratulations to SVA’s Leadership Institute Class of 2018