Absent effective leadership, even the most carefully planned prevention efforts often fail. Prevention professionals need to be not just practitioners, but powerful catalysts for change in their organizations and within their communities. In many instances, they need to expand their skill set to include communicating vision, storytelling, navigating institutional politics, crisis management, and innovation.

Outside The Classroom, in partnership with NASPA, has developed a Professional Development Institute--Certificate in Alcohol Prevention Leadership to cultivate leadership skills that the field has acknowledged to be lacking, yet are critical to achieving exceptional practice. The Institute provides a unique, highly interactive learning experience, empowering participants to be inspiring and effective stewards for progress on their campuses.