St. Lawrence Leadership Institute Gears Up for First Year as SUNY Potsdam Program

Applications Still Being Accepted for St. Lawrence Leadership Institute

POTSDAM, NY (08/04/2017) (readMedia)-- The St. Lawrence Leadership Institute at SUNY Potsdam is still seeking applications from rising leaders with a passion for serving the region, to join its next cohort of students. Classes begin on Sept. 7, 2017, and will continue through June 2018.

The newly revitalized St. Lawrence Leadership Institute is a partnership between SUNY Potsdam and the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. Its mission is to provide a venue for those committed to the county's growth and quality of life, where professionals can develop an awareness of the issues facing the county, and dedicate themselves to personal self-discovery and developing leadership skills.

The St. Lawrence Leadership Institute program runs from September to June, with sessions held once a month from 4 to 8 p.m., with each class held in a different location across the county. The program will include curriculum developed and taught by experienced SUNY Potsdam faculty, with invited talks and panel discussions featuring community leaders.

Every session focuses on a different professional growth and leadership development topic, as seen through the lens of an issue facing the county, including government, media, business, education, healthcare, justice, agriculture, environment and quality of life.

SLLI participants will complete a 360-degree feedback on their strengths and areas for growth, as well as completing exercises on the crucibles of leadership, emotional intelligence, team-building, strategic planning, organizational change, conflict resolution, negotiation, ethical leadership, inclusion and civic engagement, among other areas.

A few slots still remain available for the class beginning in Fall 2017, and applications are still being accepted. To apply, visit to download the application, and mail all completed materials to: St. Lawrence Leadership Institute at SUNY Potsdam, Attn: Admissions Committee, 44 Pierrepont Ave., Raymond Hall 204, Potsdam, NY 13676.

The cost of attendance is $550, which includes all course materials, meals and a graduation dinner. Full and partial tuition scholarships are available. Full tuition may also be paid by a student's employer or sponsoring organization.

For more information about the St. Lawrence Leadership Institute, please contact SUNY Potsdam's Division of Graduate and Continuing Education, at (315) 267-4722 or You can also visit

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges-and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit