SUNY Student Leader Experience

June 3 – 5, 2020        

SUNY Student Leader Experience (SLE)

SLE is a three-day immersive leadership development opportunity for SUNY students to come together and learn about the skills needed, and enhance their abilities, to serve as a leader. Students meet this learning objective by responding to a “challenge” question and engaging in an applied learning project with their peers. Students will learn in the classroom and also by participating in immersion visits with local and national-level leaders, to gain a sense of what success looks like within their local communities and within a greater global context. The experience will focus on such topics as cultural and emotional intelligence, career development and more.

These immersive and experiential learning techniques will give participants an opportunity to:

• Connect across differences in order to solve a complex real-world challenge;
• Have a better understanding of their culture and identities as they relate to that of their peers, community, and the world;
• Deepen their understanding of the Capital Region community as well as identify similarities and differences in their own local communities; and,
• Learn and flex skills of storytelling and articulating their personal and professional story to future hiring managers.

SUNY’s Student Leader Experience provides a unique opportunity to SUNY students within the SUNY system. The intensive leadership development programming, based in the Capital Region, will expose students to a unique curriculum designed to prepare them to be civic leaders and that curriculum is complemented by customized applied learning opportunities in the Capital Region.

The Summer 2020 program kicks off June 3rd and will feature students from all across the SUNY system. Seats are available for students that are interested and able to participate! 

Optional housing available at the University at Albany, see Summer 2020 SUNY SLE flyer for more details.

Reach out to Merissa McKasty at with any questions.


When and Where

 June 3 – 5, 2020

Capital Region, NY

SUNY Student Leader Experience Agenda Coming Soon!