Leaders are not born. Leaders are made. Many students just need direction and formal training to help them develop their vision, build a plan, and ultimately maximize their potential. With leadership training, students learn the power of influence and are able to motivate and impact other classmates, teammates, and communities. Here are 6 compelling results of college leadership training:

1. Develop Self-Leaders

Becoming a leader starts with a foundation. Students need to be able to understand themselves as leaders before they can lead teams and impact others. Setting a foundation helps students establish their leadership style, identify their vision, and create a road map for the future. Individual leadership training encourages students to be the best version of themselves, which includes making good decisions, being confident, and thinking critically.

2. Drive Competitiveness

Leadership training influences students to evaluate and analyze their current levels of passion, hard work, and commitment. Though internal reflection and team collaboration, it motivates them to raise these levels in the classroom, on the field, or in student activity groups. Establishing goals, setting a plan, embracing teammates and celebrating success along the way, will also help build confidence, and ultimately drive competitiveness.

3. Develop Synergy & Consistency

There are numerous teams, groups and communities on a school campus. Leadership training can help build synergy within a department or even across an entire school, by spreading shared visions, values, and expectations. When students feel like they are truly a part of a team or a community, they are more likely to hold themselves accountable and live their lives according to the values of the greater group.

4. Build Winning Teams

Through leadership training, students learn how to be a good teammate and how to be a leader within their team. They learn that even though only a few students can be chosen as a captain or as the identified leader of a group, they can still be a valuable asset, inspire others and bring their own leadership style to team. For captains or selected team leaders specifically, formal training helps them identify a vision and then develop and support a team that is capable of embracing and delivering that vision.

5. Learn Strategies to Overcome Hurdles

Training provides examples of real-life issues and challenges that student-athletes will face. Understanding what those challenges might look like and how to avoid traps and pitfalls is critical to one’s leadership profile. Training helps students be gracious in defeat, develop a plan to minimize mistakes as a leader, and also learn to overcome those mistakes once they are made.

6. Build Professionals

This country is facing a leadership void. Every day 10,000 baby boomers retire, taking 350,000 years of experience out of the workforce. We need to fill this void and provide college students with the tools and strategies they need to seek and embrace leadership positions after college. Leadership training gives college students a professional edge through networking strategies, relationship building tactics, interview tips, communication excellence, and an understanding of brand management.

College leadership training makes a difference for students, teams, schools and communities. Join the movement on the ROAD TO VICTORY.