The Disney Leadership Experience provides students with tools to be the leaders who shape tomorrow. During the fall semester, a cohort of 20 students from all classes engage in an accelerated leadership experience through workshops, building a foundation of leadership principles and shared philosophy. Workshops include topics such as modeling the way, inspiring a shared vision, challenging the process, enabling others to act, and encouraging those around them.

Following workshops, students take part in an interactive experience at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL attending three Disney Imagination Campus workshops. These educational programs are hosted by Disney cast members. Students will understand how Disney develops leaders and creates magical experiences for their guests and cast members, while connecting back to their own leadership experiences at Stonehill. Students will engage through group learning and individual educational breakout sessions, participate in experiential activities in the Disney Theme Parks, and develop an action plan for accomplishing their student leadership and career goals.

In using feedback from past participants and our intended outcomes, the following are the skills students will enhance or develop by engaging in the program: 

  • Describe leadership styles, give examples, and identify which are closest to their own style 
  • Articulate the universal and critical need for clear and precise communication from a leader 
  • Develop strategic plan for great leadership and effective team communication 
  • Understand team dynamics; identify key challenges; and develop a strategic plan to address 
  • Articulate the value of encouraging and supporting individual strengths and talents on a team 
  • Share critical environmental elements a leader must provide for a truly creative team to thrive 

For questions or more information, please contact the program coordinators: 

Steve Pagios

Director of Student Engagement
Dining Commons 103B
Student Engagement
Arianna Gulbis

Arianna Gulbis

Director of Residence Life
Residence Life