Leadership Development Programs

About the Payne Center for Leadership Development (PCLD):

The Payne Center for Leadership Development engages and supports all students seeking to develop their leadership potential and inspire positive change on campus and in their local and global communities. Our programs, services and resources offer students a deeper understanding of leadership in the Jesuit context of knowing self, building community, and impacting our world. Practical leadership skills are developed through specialized workshops, guest speakers, and monthly Student Leadership Summits. Experiential learning is enhanced through real-time coaching, mentoring, and ongoing reflection with staff and community members. We are also home to the Experiential Leadership Institute, a year-long leadership program for sophomore students.

Who Do We Serve:

Gonzaga's Community of Leaders is comprised of over 800 student leaders who facilitate, manage, and impact positive change for over 150 student clubs and organizations. The Payne Center for Leadership Development helps students make meaning from their leadership experience and transform that learning into valuable lifelong leadership skills.

What We Offer:

The Payne Center for Leadership Development offers a variety of services including:

  • Student Leadership Retreats and Conferences
  • Leadership Workshops and Consulting
  • Access to personal leadership inventories
  • Guest speakers and professionals in the field
  • Library of Leadership Resources

Payne Center for Leadership Development Services

The Payne Center for Leadership Development, located on the 2nd floor of Hemmingson Center, is here to help students in any phase of their leadership journey, from connecting freshmen to over 150 clubs and organizations to the creation of a leadership portfolio for seniors seeking jobs or applying to graduate school. The services listed below are provided to help students make meaning of their leadership experience and transform that learning into valuable leadership skills.

Leadership Workshops: The LRC offers a variety of skill-building workshops or can work with your club or organization to customize a workshop specific to your situation. Currently, we offer workshops on:

  • Team-building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Life Balance
  • Time Management
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Strengths Quest Personal Inventory
  • Mindfulness and Leadership (NEW!)

Contact Us

Retreat Planning: We can assist your Club or organization in finding a retreat location that fits your budget and needs, and help you design a retreat that meets the current needs and dynamics of your group.

Leadership Consulting: We are available to match your skills and desires to specific leadership opportunities, assist you in navigating a leadership challenge, discern your leadership strengths, or help you reach the next
level of performance.

Leadership Library: Peruse our small but powerful leadership library located in Hemmingson Center, suite 203. Feel free to borrow a book or ask for book referrals pertaining to your interests.

Annual Leadership Conferences: the Spring Leadership Conference focuses on practical leadership skills for new and returning student leaders. The Fall Student Leadership Retreat explores student leadership in the context of the University Mission and Jesuit principles, including cura personalis, magis, service and reflection.