Leadership Programs Apply for the Emerging Leaders Retreat HERE "A leader is not necessarily someone who holds some formal position of leadership or who is perceived as a leader by others. Rather, a leader is one who is able to affect positive change for the betterment of others, the community and society." Find out more about the HU-LEAD programs HERE. In addition to the leadership development programs offered by the Student Activities Office, students can build and practice leadership skills through involvement in student organizations, on-campus/work-study employment and by participating in recreational activities. Students can also participate in service-learning experiences which often provide opportunities to practice leadership skills.