Coronavirus/COVID-19: Mason's Response

Mason is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus, and is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health. As new information about the outbreak and its potential impact on the Mason community becomes available, the university will send updates via email. Due to the University's recent response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, the LEAD Office is currently moving to a virtual presence and our physical office space will remain closed until further notice. Please check our website and social media regularly for updates. The LEAD Office is committed to the safety, health, and overall wellbeing of our campus community. We are continuing to work together to develop ways to make some of our programming available online. For updated campus wide information, visit: Please stay connected virtually to LEAD via our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram


Uniting in Solidarity and Community: LEAD's commitment to leading ethically and standing with our Black students and colleagues through authenticity, learning, reflection, and advocacy. This is our commitment. #blacklivesmatter


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The LEAD Office is committed to providing leadership education and resources to students, faculty, and staff both in-person and virtually. We are pleased to share that we have a variety of different ways that students can access our resources as well as engage in virtual educational experiences. Check out some of the amazing opportunities the LEAD Office and our campus partners provide virtually below to help strengthen and enhance your leadership experience. To see what the LEAD Office is offering virtually, visit:


Vision: More effective, ethical leaders for the world.

Mission: Leadership Education And Development (LEAD) believes that everyone has the potential to be a leader. We provide leadership training, resources, services, and recognition to empower students to create positive change.

We are committed to:

  • Empowering and inspiring students to make positive change
  • Transforming leadership theory into practical experience
  • The practice and development of ethical leadership
  • Challenging students to lead with a focus on well-being
  • Instilling a passion for leadership
  • Valuing multiculturalism and the contribution of all people
  • Supporting a range of believes about what constitutes leaders and leadership across world cultures
  • Collaborative partnerships


We believe EVERYONE has the potential to be a leader!

We help students to develop as effective, ethical leaders through a series of workshops, conferences, classes, speakers, dialogues, and retreats. Our programs provide opportunities to develop a strong sense of self, augment critical thinking and interpersonal skills, develop global and cultural competencies, and cultivate organizational skills for transition into the professional world.

See a complete listing of all of the programs and services the LEAD Office provides!

Virtual Learning

Check out ways to engage in leadership education and development through a variety of virtual experiences. LEAD is committed to providing resources and education in a variety of different ways.

Check out our online opportunities today!

Leadership Activities and Workshop Requests

Interested in facilitating some of your own activities and exercises? Want to have someone from the LEAD Office come to your organization to facilitate a leadership workshop? Check out these amazing leadership tools you can use today!

Check out our leadership activities and to request a workshop.

Want to give back to LEAD?

Make a difference in the life of a Mason student and their leadership journey today! At LEAD, we are extremely fortunate to be able to work for a cause that we truly believe in: the development of more effective, ethical leaders for the world. This is not just a slogan, but something that inspires and drives us. We are especially fortunate to be able to work with a team of students, faculty and staff that care deeply about their work and who help to inspire positive change for individuals, groups and society as a whole.

Learn how YOU can help make a difference!


Virtual Leadership Advocate Meetings: Join us today!

Virtual Brown Bag Leadership Lunch Series

LEAD Virtual Programming

Virtual Alumni Leadership Speaker Series


Check out how you can help make a difference in the lives of Mason students!


Check out some of LEAD's amazing programs and initiatives.

We believe everyone has the potential to be a leader! We offer a variety of programs and opportunities to engage in. We encourage you to check out some of programming that can be accessed virtually and we also invite you to participate in our events that happen on-campus.