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Student-Athlete Leadership Workshops

The Haverford College athletic department partners with Strive: How You Lead Matters to provide exceptional, comprehensive leadership training to all student-athletes. Strive's workshops which are grounded in a research-based, customizable curriculum are delivered by engaging and seasoned facilitators with collegiate athletic and education backgrounds.  Through intentional programming, student-athletes tackle concepts of leadership styles, motivation, culture creation, and empathy. Student-athletes leave with an increased sense of intrapersonal and interpersonal awareness that allows them to compete at a high level while also serving as more effective players, teammates, captains, and members of the campus community.


Presentations to Student-Athletes


Captains Sunday, September 9, 2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
4:30 p.m. (Accessibility, team culture, handling difficult situations)
4:30 p.m. (Motivating teammates and yourself, Difficult conversation and conflict resolution, Accountability)
6 p.m.
6 p.m. (Meeting with STRIVE Leadership)
6 p.m. (Captains only discussion on previous topics)
Fall Juniors Sunday, November 18, 2018 3 p.m. (Leadership applied)
Spring/Basketball Juniors Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:30 p.m. (Leadership applied)
All Sophomores Sunday, September 9, 2018
Sunday, March 3, 2019
3 p.m. (Communication style)
3 p.m.
All First Years Sunday, September 9, 2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Sunday, March 3, 2019
6 p.m. (Foundations of Leadership)
6 p.m. (Know Thyself)
4:30 p.m.


Captains: Goals and Content

  • Creating accountability and team culture
  • How to handle difficult situations
  • Creation of a captain’s action plan for intentional team leadership
  • Identify communication styles within self and teammates and develop strategies for communication
  • Discuss intentionality surrounding team culture and how to reinforce desired vision
  • Strategies for accountability, assertiveness, and peer to peer conflict resolution
  • Create peer network of support for challenging moments requiring situational leadership
  • Motivating teammates and yourself
  • Difficult conversations and conflict resolution
  • Accountability

Juniors: Leadership Applied

  • Leadership tools and scenarios
  • Leadership styles

Sophomores: Communication Styles

  • Communicating with captains
  • Communicating with peers
  • Communication with coaches

First Years: Foundations of Leadership

  • Dispelling Myths of Leadership
  • Followership
  • Growth Mindset
  • Mistake Ritual

First Years: Know Thyself

  • Identifying what matters most as a student-athlete
  • Identifying strengths, weaknesses, and styles