Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute looks to develop student leaders who are globally aware, community centric and capable of leadership with significant implications. Read on for more details!

What is it?

Designed for student leaders from all levels of experience, the Leadership Institute (LI) brings participants together for a two-and-a-half day professional conference. LI aims to offer attendees a variety of opportunities to both develop and enhance their leadership skills.

How does it work?

LI is committed to choice, action, and collaboration. Choice: participants can choose from over 30 workshop sessions covering topics related to community, global and entrepreneurial leadership.  Action: a variety of keynote speakers join us for the conference weekend to share their stories of leadership in action. Collaboration: a core component of LI is the student facilitated Home Group experience. Designed to offer a space for participants to reflect and debrief collectively about their conference experience.

Who is eligible to attend?

Any interested HWS students and Geneva High School Juniors and Seniors.

What will students learn?

LI participants can expect to enhance their leadership potential, build an understanding of leadership complexities, foster collaborative relationships and connections with fellow students, faculty, staff, alums and community members, engage in dialogue around critical issues and much, much more.

How do students apply?

Applications for HWS students can be found on the Centennial Center’s Engage webpage. Applications for Geneva High School students can be found in the GHS Guidance Office.



603 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-4550

Learn More

Past Leadership Institute Program Guides

FOLLOW Centennial Center


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.