You can elect to earn a Leadership Studies Certificate through Hollins’ Batten Leadership Institute, gaining practical and academic experience that complements any major field of study.
What You'll Gain
- You’ll learn the language of conflict management through dynamic tag-team negotiations and simulations.
- You’ll see how the world sees you through videotaped analysis and personal coaching from senior students.
- You’ll receive training and have face-face negotiations with other students and seasoned professionals.
- You’ll design and execute team-based leadership projects.
Junior Gabrielle Lewis was selected to receive a neuroSURF Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship by the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Read about how BLI is helping her develop the leadership skills she will need to become a physician.
What Our Graduates Say
I served on [the University of Virginia School of Law’s] public service center student advisory board. I was the only person on the board who had had a similar experience before, and I felt so prepared to be there.
Elysse received a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and is now an attorney for McKenna Long & Aldridge in Washington, DC
Alex Herring Dillon
Batten grew me as a person. It’s a place that’s going to challenge you to make goals, widen your lens, look at things with a different point of view, relax and breathe, and yet throw yourself into the fire to see where it goes.
Alex is a technical recruiter at Aerotek in Roanoke, VA