Leadership Programs 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. 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. HU LEAD HU-LEAD stands for How You Lead, Emerge and Develop. It is a variety of leadership development programs whose mission is to introduce and support students as they discover and develop their individual leadership skills. Find out more about the HU-LEAD program. Day at the Capitol The Day at the Capitol event is an opportunity for Hamline students to participate in the legislative process by encouraging state legislators to support the State Grant Program. Hamline students can play an important role in helping to urge legislators to continue to support the state grant program for Minnesota College students during a difficult economic time. Find out more about the Day at the Capitol. Women's Leadership Retreat The Women's Leadership Retreat is a weekend retreat designed to promote social consciousness, self-awareness, and leadership skills in emerging and established female student leaders. This retreat also explores the issues facing women as they lead. Find out more about the Women's Leadership Retreat.