FSW Leadership Academy


Mission Statement

FSW Leadership Academy will provide students with an interactive and comprehensive leadership experience that facilitates leadership, awareness, and action on the individual, local, and global level.

Vision Statement

FSW Leadership Academy seeks to develop student leaders through programming that integrates the framework of the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.

Program Description

This program will have two tracks. Year one will be called “Emerging Leaders,” and the workshops will focus on the individual values. Year two will be called “Engaged Leaders,” and the workshops will focus on the group process and community values.

Learning Outcomes

  • Foster self-knowledge and understanding of one’s leadership role
  • Improve leadership competence
  • Develop the skills necessary to be a productive citizen
  • Facilitate positive social change at FSW or in the community

Leadership Academy Requirements

  • Attend all Leadership Academy Conferences:
    • Participants are required to attend mandatory Leadership Conferences on the following days:
      • Friday, Sept. 8-Sunday, Sept. 10
      • Friday, October 13 (Lee campus - transportation provided for Collier & Charlotte)
      • Friday, November 17 (Lee campus - transportation provided for Collier & Charlotte)
      • Friday, January 19 (Lee campus - transportation provided for Collier & Charlotte)
      • Friday, February 16 (Lee campus - transportation provided for Collier & Charlotte)
  • Volunteer Requirements:
    • Participants must complete 10 hours of community service (includes Service Saturdays)
    • Participants must complete 10 hours volunteering on campus (includes assisting with events, activities, orientations, etc)
  • Portfolio / Presentation
    • Participants must complete a professional portfolio and presentation at the end of the academic school year reflecting on the knowledge they gained in regards to leadership.
  • Attend all Leadership Academy Conferences:
    • Participants are required to attend mandatory Leadership Conferences on the following day:
      • Friday, Sept. 1 (Home Campuses: Lee-AA177; Collier-M201; Charlotte-E105; HG-A114)
      • Friday, October 13 (Lee campus - transportation provided for Collier & Charlotte)
      • Friday, November 17 (Lee campus - transportation provided for Collier & Charlotte)
      • Friday, January 19 (Lee campus - transportation provided for Collier & Charlotte)
      • Friday, February 16(Lee campus - transportation provided for Collier & Charlotte)
  • Volunteer Requirements:
    • 15 hours volunteering on campus (includes assisting with events, activities, orientations, etc)
  • Service-Learning Project
    • Second year students in the program will break up into teams. Each team will select a local organization/non-profit organization. The team will collaborate with the organization to discover how they can design and implement a meaningful project.

College-Wide Policies

Programs for Students with Disabilities

Florida SouthWestern State College, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the College’s guiding principles, offers student with documented disabilities programs to equalize access to the educational process. Students needing to request an accommodations for this program due to a disability or who suspect that their participation may be affected by a disability are encouraged to contact the facilitator of the program or the Office of Adaptive Services. The office locations and telephone numbers for the Office of Adaptive Services at each campus can be found at the Adaptive Services website.

Reporting Title IX Violations

Florida SouthWestern State College, in accordance with Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act, has established a set of procedures for reporting and investigating Title IX violations including sexual misconduct. Student who need to report an incident or need to receive support regarding an incident should contact the Equity Officer at equity@fsw.edu. Incoming students are encouraged to participate in the Sexual Violence Prevention training offered online. Additional information and resources can be found on the College’s website here.

Contact Information

Contact Location Email Phone
Linda Johnsen Collier Campus 239-732-3706
Jackie Beard Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus 239-489-9246