Academy of Leaders

The Academy Of Leaders (AOL) is the premier structured leadership development program for FIU students. AOL develops leadership in participants through educational seminars, experiential exercises, and practical application. Students participate in intensive training sessions that focus on building the following skills: awareness of personality type and leadership style, group development, conflict resolution, and facilitating an effective meeting.

AOL also utilizes the Leadership Challenge model (Kouzes & Posner, 2011) which incorporates five practices of exemplary leadership.

  • Model the Way (Themes: values clarification, ethical dimensions)
  • Inspire a Shared Vision (Themes: visioning, aligning with others, motivation and persuasion)
  • Challenge the Process (Themes: creativity and innovation, learning from mistakes, and asking the right questions.)
  • Enable Others to Act (Themes: empowering others, shared decision-making, team building, communication styles, group dynamics)
  • Encourage the Heart (Themes: giving recognition, celebrating success)

AOL Tracks

  • Athlete

    The Academy of leaders Athletes track is a collaborative partnership between the FIU Athletics department, the Division of Undergraduate Education, the Division of Student Affairs and the Center for Leadership & Service. Begun in 2008 AOL Athlete track was designed to serve the needs of the student athletes at FIU. This is a closed track; Participants must be chosen by the FIU Athletics department.


    For more information on this program please contact Shannonlee Rodriguez.



  • Biscayne Bay Campus

    This track of AOL is open to any student that would like to attend the program on the Biscayne Bay Campus.  There is no minimum BBC class requirement, but participants must commit to attend all the dates listed below.  The Academy of Leaders BBC track is held every Fall & Spring semester.


    For more information on this program please contact Sabrena O’Keefe.

    Sign Up Here

  • Graduate Student

    This track is specifically designed for graduate students.  This track combines the use of full day in person and online sessions.  Students engage in interactive learning activities that include self assessment, reflection, group problem solving, feedback, and goal setting.


    For more information on this program please contact Patricia T. Lopez-Guerrero.

  • Greek

    The Greek Academy of Leaders track is a collaborative partnership between Campus Life and the Center for Leadership & Service. This track of Academy of Leaders is designed to impact the Greek community and promote Greek unity.  The Greek Academy of Leaders programs targets students who are currently active members of their fraternity or sorority.  This is a closed track; Participants must be nominated by their organization.

    For more information on this program please contact Shannonlee Rodriguez.

  • MMC

    This track of AOL is open to any student that would like to attend the program on the Modesto Madique Campus.  The MMC AOL track is available in the fall and spring semesters.


    For more information on this program please contact Shannonlee Rodriguez.

    Sign Up Here

  • Panther Camp

    The Panther Camp AOL is a track designed for students that have participated in Panther Camp and is a collaboration with the Office of Orientation and Parent Programs.  This track of AOL is only available in the Fall.

    For more information on this program please contact Shannonlee Rodriguez.

AOLer of the Month

  • About the Award

    The AOL'er of the Month is a recognition award for an outstanding AOL'er who has gone above and beyond and truly exemplifies the ideals of The Leadership Challenge (Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act & Encourage the Heart). To be eligible, you must have either graduated from AOL or currently be in AOL when nominated. The nominated student must be in good academic standing.
     
    The winning student will be contacted by a staff member at the Center for Leadership and Service, for a short interview. The distinguished AOL'er will receive a certificate of distinction & be highlighted on our social media and the next edition of the AOL Newsletter.
     
    Do you know someone who deserves to be nominated? Remember that applications are always open to submit a nomination!
  • Past Winners

    2017

    January – Victoria Jones

    February – Carina Baltrip Reyes

    March – Rigoberto Menedez

    2016

    February – Lizette Mollera

    August – Yamila Catapano

    September – Jonathan Espino

    October – Kenya Henry

    November – Ronan Kelly 

     

    2015

    March – Amin Sarikhami

    April – Shai Morrison

    November – Julio Carpio

     

    2014

    January – Karina Quintana

    February – John Cervera

    March – Victoria Junkins

    April – Rowan Toolsie

    September – Marcus Ghent

    October – David Mitchell

    November – Vanessa de Laosa

    2013

    January – Angelica Hanon

    February – Michael Padykula

    March – Gabriel Bonilla

    April – Martin Llobell

    September – Micaela Baldivieso

    October – Tam Pham

    November – Edmunds Bernard

     

    2012

    January – Dana Mekler

    February – Kevin Gusman

    March – Alicia Garcia Carbonell

    April – Bianca Bovo

    May – Catherine Cruz

    June – Aura Altamiranda

    July – Nikols Mendoza

    August – Shoshannah Ascione

    September – Jocabed De Los Santos

    October – Jesse De Armas

     

    2011

    June – Sally Contreras

    July – Daniel Lerin

    August – Yanyn San Luis

    September – La’Shae White

    October – Ana Perez

    November – Jose Garcia

Events

January
15
MLK Day of Service

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February
3
Student Leadership Summit

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March
2
Relay for Life at FIU

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March
8
Women’s Leadership Summit

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MMC food pantry serves students in need

Graduate student William Solis spends his Tuesdays and Wednesdays restocking the shelves of a food pantry in DM for his fellow […]

Contact

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Fax 305-348-6991

cls@fiu.edu

Student Office, MMC
GC 2210

305-348-2149

Biscayne Bay Campus
WUC 353

305-919-5360

cls@fiu.edu