Shamrock Leadership Series

First-Year Institute 2021

The Student Activities Office will present the First-Year Institute in Spring 2021. Dates are to be announced. 

New for Winter Session - Dare to Lead Book Club

Take advantage of Winter Session 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. 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.

Click here to apply to the First-Year Insititute and Dare to Lead Book Club

Deadline to apply is November 12th, 2020. 
If you have additional questions, please contact K. 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


Students will learn to identify, strengthen, and expand their capacity for leadership within the framework of the University of Notre Dame’s Catholic teachings and legacy.

If you have any questions regarding this or other leadership programs offered by the Student Activities Office, please contact the Student Activities Office.