The MSU Leadership Institute strives to host a number of multifaceted programs that offer participants the opportunity to engage in leadership training through a variety of activities. Our special programs are so much more than a mere lecture or training. We aim to make each one different and engaging in new and exciting ways. At our special programs, participants will find new perspectives and insight into what it is to be a leader.

Gender Equality Conference on March 25

Gender Equality and YOU

A Conference to Create, Foster, and Catalyze

REGISTER TODAY:Please click this link to register. Once you have registered, visit theASMSU Officein the Strand Union Building, Room 221 to purchase your tickets (starting Monday, Feb. 16). The cost is $10 students and $15 for faculty, staff and community members.   Both breakfast and lunch are included.

All students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend "Gender Equality and YOU: A Conference to Create, Foster, and Catalyze" on Saturday, March 25th from 9am to 3pm in MSU’s SUB Ballrooms. Providing participants with the tools to build strong, inclusive communities, this dynamic, interactive conference is directed to the needs of all genders and sexual identities.

In addition to professional development trainings, networking and displays, the conference includes a panelists luncheon led by famed ultrarunner Nikki Kimball, MSU Professor Brian Kassar, member of President Cruzado’s ADVANCE team, Dr. Bryce Hughes, and others. These individuals are experts in the areas of gender in athletics, gender in politics, men and masculinity, intersectional feminism, and bias recognition.

Presented by the MSU Leadership Institute, sponsors include ASMSU, the Office of the Provost,  MSU Athletics, Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship, The Office of Health Advancement, the Women’s Center, the Diversity Awareness Office, the VOICE Center, Powerhouse Montana, Launch Cats, Treeline Coffee Roasters, Bridgercare, Backcountry Squatters, The HEART Initiative, and the Body Project.


Past Events

Your Vote, Your Voice, Your Future: The Power of the Voter in 2016

Students and representatives from both major parties participated in “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Future: The Power of the Voter in 2016," a pre-election debate focusing on the Nov. 8 presidential, congressional and gubernatorial elections. Montana State University political science professor David Parker moderated the panel discussion.

David Parker photo

MSU Leadership Institute Open House

Open House

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
12:00 - 1:30 PM in MSU SUB 187
Free and open to the public

Join us for free food, games, and prizes! The open house will provide students, staff, and other faculty the opportunity to meet MSU Leadership Institute staff and learn about upcoming programming and opportunities for involvement.

We are here to help students uncover and pursue their passions, develop and cultivate leadership skills, and ultimately find their path beyond the classroom. As a resource for students, by students, we understand the need to deliver programming that is relatable and engaging for the diverse mindsets and backgrounds we have on campus.

Come learn about who we are, what we do, and most importantly, what we can do for YOU!

This leadership program is sponsored by:

Student Organization Leadership Conference 

Student Organization Leadership Conference

October 3rd
10 AM-5 PM, Strand Union Building
Register by Sept. 28, at 

Join us for the inaugural Student Organization Leadership Conference on October 3rd, 2015. This is a one day experience created for student leaders of Registered Student Organizations at MSU and will provide student leaders, new and experienced alike, with the tools and knowledge to successfully lead their organizations and utilize the available resources provided on campus.  This year's theme will be “Find Your Roar."  This conference is hosted by the Office of Activities & Engagement, in partnership with the Leadership Institute. 


This leadership program is sponsored by: