Student Leadership

The NHTI Student Leadership Program’s goal is to provide leadership development opportunities that will allow students to learn valuable life skills. These opportunities are designed to build leadership skills for students through workshops, seminars, and structured retreats. Some of the possible focus areas could be around motivation, conflict mediation, leadership ethics, goal setting, event management, and more.NHTI recognizes that there are many different types of leaders in different roles on campus and have designed a program to reflect our students.The program is open to all NHTI students; however, participation in portions of the program may have a GPA requirement.If you are interested in the program or would like more information, please contact the Office of Student Life at

Lynx to Leadership logoLynx to Leadership is a dynamic two-day leadership program held at NHTI.  It was created to engage incoming students in the areas of positive relationships, servant leadership and community service in order to strengthen the NHTI community while helping new students make life-long connections. Open to new students, the program is held mid August every year and fills up quickly. Interested?

Leadership Lecture Series:  Throughout the academic year, the Student Leadership Program offers a monthly lecture or workshop focusing on leadership skills.  These workshops are geared toward students who would like to learn more about the Program and become involved in future opportunities.  Series topics include The Many Faces of Facebook, Dining Etiquette, Study Skills, Leadership Styles, and more!  Contact Deb Smith, Director of Wellness and Recreation at or (603) 271-6484 x4314 for more information.

LEAP Into the Bistro:  A monthly program held by members of the Student Leadership Team to gain feedback on life at NHTI.  Students who take a few minutes to speak with team members receive a free drink from the Bistro.  Information from each LEAP Into the Bistro is used to better the college experience for all students.  Contact Deb Smith, Director of Wellness and Recreation at or (603) 271-6484 x4314 for more information.

Student Leadership Retreat:  Every year, returning student leaders, advisors, and Student Leadership Team members gather for a day of leadership development.  The Student Leadership Retreat has been offered each August for the past six years.  Typically, the day is spent at New Hampton School.  Student Leaders are provided with the opportunity to network with one another and learn new skills while mastering existing skills.  The retreat focuses on a variety of leadership skills including communication, collaboration, and teambuilding.  At the end of the Retreat, each student has the opportunity to use skills gained throughout the day to climb “the tower” at New Hampton School’s high ropes course.  Contact Eric Benn at or (603) 271-6484 x4380 for more information.

NHTI Students Participating in Student Leadership programLEAP 101: A tuition-free, non-credit bearing course offered to returning student leaders.  Through a series of lectures, guided interaction, and group exercises, students will explore the principles of relational leadership and learn to develop individual and group leadership skills to impact their lives and their communities.  Content areas include decision-making, goal setting, effective communication, servant leadership, organization and time management skills, and concrete strategies to implement change.  Contact Trish Loring at or (603) 271-6484 x4184 for more information.   

Additional Opportunities:   Participants in the Student Leadership Program have the opportunity to participate in Orientation, class presentations, open houses, Express Admissions, high school visits, college access programming, and conferences throughout the year.

Office of Student Life
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301-7412
(603) 230-4045