Anchors Leadership Program

Anchors represents a comprehensive approach toward cultivating every Stonehill student’s leadership potential. The program consists of varied components which purposefully engages students on an individual, group and community level. Central to the program is the understanding that leadership is a relational process aimed at maximizing everyone’s contributions toward a common outcome.

Upcoming Events

Click here to learn about events happening through the month of April that are part of the Anchors Leadership Development program. Registration is not mandatory, but encouraged so we can gauge interest and inform the presenters.


It is our intention that by participating in the components of Anchors, Stonehill students will:

  • Develop a more complete understanding of themselves
  • Understand and articulate leadership from both personal and professional perspectives
  • Learn and value inclusive leadership talents and principles
  • Identify and practice skills necessary for positive and productive relationships
  • Become ethical leaders whose values are congruent with their actions
  • Encounter opportunities to apply and reflect upon leadership abilities and practices


The following are examples of programs that will be offered by the Anchors Leadership Development program. All current students are encouraged to participate in these opportunities during their years at Stonehill.

  • Retreats
  • Leadershops and Trainings
  • Speakers and Special Events
  • Projects
  • Student Advisory Board/Leadership Team
  • Certificate Program (tiered level experience)

Certificate Program

The certificate program is a three-tiered, self-paced model by which students complete various requirements that progressively advances their understanding, competency and practice of leadership.

Stonehill students may apply to the certificate program during any of their years at Stonehill. Applications will be made available at the beginning of each semester. It is recommended that Tier I is completed in one semester; Tiers II and III may require two semester to complete. Click here to download the complete orientation packet with more detailed information.

Tier I - Self-Exploration

Learning more about yourself and how beliefs, values, feelings and strengths influence your leadership practices. 

Tier II: - Groups & Relationships

Understanding more about group dynamics, leading and communicating effectively within a group, team building and motivation, and delegating.

Tier III: - Action, Society & Reflection.

Learning how to network, make meaningful decisions, become an involved citizen, and teach leadership skills.