Leadership Resources


The Student Involvement staff believe that leadership development is a journey and we are committed to support students at every stage, from individuals who are interested in exploring the leadership opportunities SJSU has to offer to experienced leaders who are looking to translate their experiences into marketable skills as they apply for jobs and graduate programs.

If you're interested in exploring consultation possibilities, please fill out this form and email it to student-leadership@sjsu.edu. We look forward to working with you!

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One-on-One Coaching

Everyone can use some help in overcoming challenges and exploring new opportunities. Our staff can work with you to set individual goals, connect with useful resources, establish networks, and develop a system of accountability.

Organizational Development

Every group naturally has successes and challenges. If your organization is looking to develop plans for future achievements or would like to take its programs and services to the next level, we can help equip you and your members with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to fulfill your goals.

Topics of Interest

We can customize educational opportunities for almost any need. Below are topics frequently requested by SJSU student leaders:

Goal Setting

Leadership Styles

Communication Styles

Conflict Management


Training/Retreat Planning

Managing Change



Leadership Transitions

Marketing & Outreach

Risk Taking


Event Programming

Cultivating Dissent

Strategic Planning


Stewardship & Legacy-Building

Models of Leadership

Effective Meetings

Mission, Vision, Values, Ethics

Media Relations

Program Assessment

Social Justice


Group Dynamics



Maintaining Wellness

Member Recruitment & Retention


Team Building

Communicating Expectations


Leadership Resources

Event Planning

Are you planning an event here at SJSU and need some help? Feel free to use this handy Program Planning worksheet to help you get started!

Program Planning Workbook

Leadership Library

The Leadership Resource Library is an excellent resource for SJSU student leaders to find reference materials, books and videos on current topics and trends in leadership and student organization development. In our library, you will find resources on various topics including program development, leadership theory, identity development, personal leadership growth, creating effective groups/teams, ice breakers/team building, service learning, student organization leadership issues and diversity topics.

Check out what we have available to you: Library Inventory

Request a book today: Library Book Request

For more information about the Leadership Library, please contact 408-924-5950 or email student-leadership@sjsu.edu.