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Student Leadership Institute


Are you looking to build leadership skills to level up in your life?

We are looking to help students grow as leaders - from the inside out.

Join the Student Leadership Institute (SLI) today!

Interest Form

The deadline to submit an interest form to join the 2022-2023 Student Leadership Institute has passed.

Check back for to join our 2023-2024 SLI cohort (starting in Fall 2023).

Spring 2022 SLI flyer

Our Purpose

The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) at El Camino College is a year long training program that provides students with an opportunity to tap into their strengths, skills and authentic leadership abilities through identity exploration and collaborative action projects.

   • Fall 2022: Students will participate in a 2-Day Training Session on leadership, values, communication, strengths and teamwork.
   • Spring 2023: Students will put their leadership skills into action by participating in Action Team projects that make a positive impact on our campus and in our communities.
   • At the end of the program, each SLI Action Team will share their experiences and projects at our culminating Pinning Ceremony and Celebratory Dinner.

Benefits of Program Participation

As a participant of SLI, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Receive a program completion certificate that will be beneficial to you for your resume and transferring;
  • Acquire and develop the skills and awareness necessary to become an effective leader on campus, in your community, and in your career;
  • Understand and develop an increased awareness of leadership styles;
  • Learn the value of networking, code-switching and interpersonal communication through program participation and interaction with fellow students, faculty, staff and administration;
  • Practice effective communication and develop confidence in your abilities to explore challenging issues;
  • Develop life skills that are essential to achieving established goals and objectives;
  • Potential participation in a local leadership conference.

Program Requirements

  • Must be a current student of El Camino College.
  • Students must participate in the entire program (all three parts, including the pinning ceremony dinner) and attend all five sessions for a total of 16 hours.

PART 1 (Fall 2022): Student Leadership Trainings

DAY 1: Leadership, Values & Communication
Date: Friday, Nov 4, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Gymnasium Multipurpose Room (GYM 216)

DAY 2: Strengths, Teamwork
Date: Friday, Nov 18, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Gymnasium Multipurpose Room (GYM 216)

PART 2 (Spring 2023): Leadership in Action

Spring Kick Off
Date: Friday, March 10
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Social Justice Center (Comm 204)

Spring Check In
Date: Friday, April 7
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Social Justice Center (Comm 204)


PART 3: Culminating Event

Pinning Ceremony and Celebratory Dinner
Date: Fri, May 19, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: East Dining Room


Contact Us

Monica Delgado, Coordinator
Social Justice Center

Connie Zandate, Student Advisor
Student Equity and Achievement

Masiel Calderon, Counselor
Student Equity and Achievement

Beth Ceja, Coordinator
Student Equity and Achievement


Chris de la Cruz, Student Services Specialist
Student Development Office

Aldo Cruz Vazquez, Coordinator
Immigrant Student Success Center

Keiana Daniel, Coordinator
Black Student Success Center

Bessie Rodriguez, Coordinator
Student Equity and Achievement

Mele Makalo, Coordinator
MANA Program

Kenny Simkins, Coordinator

Araceli Rodriguez, Senior Clerical
Student Equity and Achievement

Questions? Contact Us

Monica Delgado


310-660-3593 x7716