Shamrock Leadership Series 2021-22


Applications for this year's First-Year Institute and Dare to Lead | Leadership Book Club are now open. Please read the information below on how to apply and if you have any questions, reach out to Parker Hess at

The Shamrock Leadership Series (SLS) engages members of the Notre Dame community in creating and sustaining a culture of lifelong leadership development, training, and education. SLS seeks to empower students to become everyday leaders by facilitating and encouraging opportunities for the advancement of the mission of the University of Notre Dame through co-curricular learning, intentional engagement, self-reflection, and professional development. This program seeks to create leadership in excellence through the transformative experience of the SLS.

Participants in the SLS will:

  • Participate in interactive workshops to gain a greater understanding of leadership concepts
  • Become familiar with the many opportunities to become engaged in campus activities at Notre Dame during and after the program has ended
  • Understand leadership topics in the context of personal experiences and goals
  • Connect leadership with service to social justice

Check out this year’s programs below! 

First-Year Institute 2022

The Student Activities Office (SAO) hosts this premier leadership seminar each Spring exclusively for first-year students. We search for enthusiastic First-Year students that are seeking to strengthen and expand their capacity for leadership. You can expect to connect with peer leaders, hear from prominent leaders in the field, and hone in on your skills.

Accepted students will receive a free Extended DiSC personality assessment to learn more about their leadership style during the series. We'll use the assessments to better understand our communication and personal engagement preferences and how to work collaboratively with others.

Dates: March 16th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th, and 13th, 2022

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Dahnke Ballroom

Submit your application for the First-Year Institute today!

Dare to Lead | Leadership Book Club

Make the most of your winter break with the Dare to Lead Book Club. Participating First-Year Students will receive a free copy of and engage in the book, Dare to Lead by Brené Brown. Enjoy directed readings over the break that we will discuss as we come together in the Spring Semester! 

Students will cultivate a more robust understanding of leadership skills and practices through the lens of authenticity with boundaries, courage and empathy. They will build a skill set of awareness of their feelings and reactions to challenging situations or conversations surrounding leadership. Students will identify their values and leadership, exploring what it means to lean into strengths in times of growth.

Dates: January 26th & February 2nd and 9th 

Time: 7:00pm- 8:30pm*

Location: Duncan Student Center 

Submit your application to the Dare to Lead | Leadership Book Club today!