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Next Level Leadership

Next Level Leadership is a series of trainings and workshops that help student leaders solve problems, increase efficiency, learn from fellow leaders, and strengthen their leadership skills.

Sessions are offered periodically throughout the semester on wide range of topics. Topics vary based on student organization interest and  needs. See below for a sample list of topics open to everyone.

  • Daring Leadership
  • Navigating Confrontation
  • Setting and Achieving Goals
  • Values-Based Leadership

Sessions designed for student groups:

  • Effective Meetings
  • Event Planning
  • Officer Transition
  • Recruiting & Retaining Members
  • Risk Management

Student Organization Requirements


The fall 2024 Next Level Leadership Summit will be held on September 18 and 21. Groups can choose which date to attend.

In order to maintain good standing with the university, student organizations are required to participate in training/development opportunities throughout the year. By participating in these workshops student leaders will:

  • build stronger communities within their organization 
  • become more knowledgable about university policies and processes
  • grow their leadership skills
  • create sustainable structures within their organization

Groups must send at least one representative to the Leadership Summit and three workshops throughout the academic year.

  • attendees can represent up to two groups per workshop
  • groups must be represented at workshops on three different topics
  • groups can check their progress via the link on the Duke Groups homepage
  • failure to complete the requirement may affect a group's ability to access university resources such funding or storage.

Take a look at our upcoming workshops.

Have a suggestion for a workshop topic? Email us!