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Leadership Education Data, Assessment & Development

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MSL 2015

During February and March of 2015, UNF participated in the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL), the largest study of college student leadership and related outcomes. Since the MSL began in 2006, more than 250 institutions and over 500,000 students have participated!


The MSL is conducted as a web-based survey and is designed to help college administrators, researchers and educators understand leadership development of college students. It is recognized as the most comprehensive assessment of leadership development in higher education, incorporating the best of theory and practice. Its purpose is to enhance knowledge regarding college student experiences and their influences on educational outcomes. For more information visit

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Intergroup Dialogue

Intergroup Dialogue is a constitutive element of the university’s effort to advance leadership development under the administrative charge of the UNF Taylor Leadership Institute. As it was initially developed at the University of Michigan some years ago, Intergroup Dialogue has been applied to conflicts around topics of race and ethnic nationality, sexual orientation, religion, and culture. Themes within the Intergroup Dialogue process have historically included social identity development, prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups, the dynamics of difference and power and their impact on the nature of social oppression and/or the positive advancement of equity, civility, and justice in the world, and the development of basic group facilitation skills and their applications in multicultural settings. 


Intergroup Dialogue is an innovative practice in the classroom that promotes student engagement across cultural and social divides, fostering learning about social diversity and inequalities and cultivating an ethos of social responsibility. This approach to diversity education on college and university campuses responds to a growing need for educational practices that prepares students to live, work, and lead in a complex, diverse, and stratified society (Banks, 2002; Chesler, Lewis, and Crowfoot, 2005; Guarasci and Cornwell, 1997; Gurin, 1999; hooks, 1994; Hurtado, Milem, Clayton-Pedersen, and Allen, 1999; Sleeter and McLaren, 1995; Stephan and Stephan, 2001; Schoem, Frankel, Zúñiga, and Lewis, 1993; Tatum, 1997).


National Clearninghouse for Leadership Programs

NCLP, through the development of cutting edge resources, information sharing, and symposia, supports leadership development in college students by serving as a central source of professional development for leadership educators. The National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs also works to connect leadership educators to one another and support those developing leadership programs in their communities. For more information, visit

International Leadership Association

ILA is committed to advancing leadership knowledge and practice by creating a trusted space for leadership learning across boundaries and providing a trusted source of leadership resources for our members, partners, and the public. ILA brings together professionals with a keen interest in the study, practice, and teaching of leadership. For more information visit

Association of Leadership Educators

Building upon decades of experience, ALE embraces a wide variety of leadership educators. If you teach in the classroom, are affiliated with youth development organizations, do private consulting, work in student affairs, practice in the area of community development, or train the military, you may find ALE to be a great means of expanding your networks and learning more about the field of leadership education. ALE emphasizes the link between theory and practice, and the focus makes the association appealing to both those inside and outside academia. For more information visit

The National Association for Campus Activities

NACA is the recognized leader in higher education providing knowledge, ideas and resources for campus life. NACA provides members with programs and events focusing on student and professional leadership development, program planning, concert management, diversity and more. For more information visit