Student Self Leadership

Learn the mindset and skillset to get what you need to succeed in life

Young leaders, you shouldn’t have to wait until you’re an adult to learn to lead yourself through life’s inevitable challenges. That’s where we come in.

Student Self Leadership teaches you to overcome barriers and persevere against life’s challenges—and lead others to do the same.

We offer the course at no cost through Blanchard Institute and Intrepid® by VitalSource because we believe that investing in you is the key to a better future.

Enroll for free today!

Unlock your superpowers

​​Student Self Leadership is for young adults 14 to 18 years old who want to:


  • Understand how to navigate the world
  • Identify powers they didn’t even know they had
  • Make more progress with less frustration
  • Reach their full potential
  • Thrive in school, extracurricular activities, and at home

Unleash your potential

Own Your Growth

Take initiative for your own growth and development instead of waiting for someone else to do it for you.

Communicate Better

Learn how to ask for the direction and support you need to be successful.

Gain Confidence

Change your “I can’t” thinking into “I can’t…yet.”

Set Clear Goals

Strive for accomplishments you want to achieve and measure progress along the way.

Does this sound like you?

​​​How do you know you need support to become a confident self leader?​


    • Unsure about voicing your ideas or opinions?
    • Eager to cultivate your leadership skills but unsure where to begin?
    • Passionate about an initiative but lack the necessary tools to get started?
    • Aspire to be more proactive and accountable?
    • Wish to confidently advocate for yourself?

What to expect​ in the course

Student Self Leadership is a four-week collaborative online course hosted on the Intrepid® platform. Every week, you’ll participate in a ​one​​​-hour, live​ ​​​virtual session facilitated by Blanchard’s leadership experts.

Earn points and badges as you complete your tasks. Track your ​​progress by watching your point total grow and collect badges along the way!

Your key takeaways

We’re biased, but we think t​​​he benefits of Student Self Leadership are endless! By completing our course, you’ll walk away with:


  • Eligibility to apply for a $2,500 scholarship to college, trade school, or an equivalent
  • A digital credential—perfect for sharing on social media, adding to online resumes, or using to apply for colleges, grants, scholarships, jobs, leadership positions, and more!
  • A tool kit with interactive exercises that you can reuse for a lifetime when setting goals or collaborating with anyone who’s leading you
  • Skills to ask for what you need to make progress, transforming your interactions with everyone from your first boss to your teachers and parents
  • Leadership training before entering the workforce from world-class learning and development experts
  • Connections with other young leaders from around the globe
  • The mindset and skillset to achieve success in life

Upcoming Sessions

Student FAQ

What’s the cost?

We provide our Student Self Leadership programs to all participants at no cost.

What is a collaborative online?

This collaborative, moderated course uses the intuitive Intrepid® platform, where we provide short, self-paced activities—like watching a video, reading an article, or participating in a discussion or interaction. Once a week, participants attend a virtual session to bring everyone together, answer questions, help them apply what they are learning, and participate in small-group activities.

What do you need?

You will need a computer, tablet, or a phone with access to the internet.

What is the time commitment?

The course lasts four weeks. Each week you should set aside about 90 minutes for self-study time and 60 minutes to attend the virtual sessions. It’s about 10 hours total.

When are the virtual sessions?
We hold these ​sessions ​on Tuesdays. See the registration page for exact times. You ​can​ attend the weekly session that works best for your schedule.
Is attending the virtual sessions mandatory?

Either attending​ the live sessions​ or watching the session recordings is required to successfully complete the class.

How can you be successful in the course?
We recommend taking advantage of the bite-sized learning that’s easy to get through 5–10 minutes at a time. Fit it into your schedule.

Send us a direct message or reach out via email or phone, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Sign up for our upcoming programs today. Or share this opportunity with the champions in your life!