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Diplomacy and International Relations Leadership Center Development

Our Mission Statement

To develop extraordinary leaders who will be recognized for their professionalism, passion, principles, service, teamwork and the outstanding results they achieve.

The Program

Members of the Buccino Leadership Institute are prepared to be future global leaders. Through a program that exposes students to diverse experiential extracurricular learning, students stretch themselves to achieve their fullest potential in their professional and personal life. Executive mentoring and coaching, strong experiential development, and focus on servant leadership provide an environment and culture of performance excellence.

Our Diplomacy and International Relations Leadership Center provides hands-on professional development for students to complement their academic learning from the freshman year. The program is defined by extensive one-on-one professional coaching and progress assessment, unique networking opportunities with high-level officials and executives, as well as practical application through student leadership opportunities. It develops students in the following seven domains: ceaselessness, change management, collaboration, conflict management, courageous communication, character, and civic engagement. What distinguishes us from other leadership programs is that we provide both an individual school or college based program as well as an integrated university cohort, so that students learn more intensively how leadership development is applied in their area of study, while also learning from the perspectives of professionals and students in a diverse array of fields.  

Elizabeth V. Halpin, M.A.
Associate Director, School of Diplomacy Buccino Center for Leadership Development
Associate Dean of External Affairs, School of Diplomacy and International Relations

McQuaid Hall, Room 125
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079-2692
elizabeth.halpin@shu.edu
Tel: (973) 275-2560
Fax: (973) 275-2519

Omer Gokcekus, Ph.D.
Associate Director, School of Diplomacy Buccino Center for Leadership Development
Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations

McQuaid Hall, Room 128
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079-2692
omer.gokcekus@shu.edu
Tel: (973) 313-6272
Fax: (973) 275-2519

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