The Leadership Forum
Build Your Professional Network
The Washington Center produces not only future leaders in their professions, but also well-informed citizens who are engaged with their communities and their world. By taking part in our Leadership Forum, you will get the chance to listen to and engage with distinguished speakers, including current and former cabinet members, ambassadors, journalists, members of Congress and other leaders. You’ll get direct access to the perspectives and experiences of important leaders from the business, nonprofit, media, government and diplomatic communities. You’ll also have the opportunity to get engaged in the community around you and make a real difference. The Leadership Forum consists of the following six components:
Benefit from activities panels, site visits, briefings—especially designed for students with your professional interests, throughout the program.
The Alan K. Simpson-Norman Y. Mineta Leaders Series (SMLS)
Hear the perspectives and experiences of distinguished leaders from the business, nonprofit and government sectors as well as the diplomatic community, on selected Monday afternoons.
Civic Engagement Project
Be involved in projects where you learn and apply skills needed to make a positive difference in the community.
Roundtable on Civil Society & Social Responsibility
This event, delivered once each semester, brings together outstanding speakers from the corporate, government and NGO sectors.
Public Policy Dialogues on Capitol Hill (PPDCH)
Meet in a small group with a member of Congress or senior staff on Capitol Hill for a discussion of current issues.