Peer Leadership Educators


Peer Leadership Educator Program

Peer Leadership Educators are well-trained and motivated students who undertake a formal and organized educational role with their peers.  Through these leadership roles, peer educators assist other students with transitioning to the university, exploring their definition of leadership, and helping to shape knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes.  Peer Leadership Educators (PLEs) are undergraduate students trained to facilitate in-class educational workshops and to create workshops specifically designed for indicated group or class needs.

The PLEs offer two types of programs: Educational Workshops (for FYE and other courses) and Operation U-Lead Workshops (as requested by student groups/organizations and the general student population).

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Educational Workshops

Our two educational workshops are as follows: Spartan Leadership and Civic Engagement. These workshops are designed to help students create a personal definition of leadership or civic engagement and then empower them to apply what they’ve learned to their personal, professional, and academic lives.  The best part? We come to you! We facilitate these educational workshops during class. To request an educational workshop, please fill out the request form.

Operation U-Lead Workshops

Student groups, organizations, faculty or staff can also request a workshop specifically designed to meet desired learning outcomes. The PLEs specialize in workshops centered on the 8 core competencies of the UNCG Leadership Framework and what it means to be a Spartan Leader:

Organizations can request a workshop on one or more of the 8 competencies and have them tailored to meet your desired learning outcomes.  All workshop are customized to fit the specific needs of your group. There is also the opportunity for student groups to work with the PLEs to create their own workshops! You can request a workshop by filling out the request form.

If you have additional questions or need to follow up, please contact Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development, Rachael Edmonds at or Undergraduate Student Assistant for Leadership Development, Drew Greenstein at