The Deitch Leadership Institute (DLI) offers students opportunities to develop a metaphorical tool belt of leadership skills and experiences. Programs exist year-round, varying in length, focus, application and age appropriateness.
Forget SnapChat. Get on LinkedIn.
This interactive workshop educates students about the importance and effectiveness of networking through LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network. Topics include exploring your professional network, utilizing professional tools on LinkedIn, and creating an effective LinkedIn profile. (Class I-III, no application)
Networking - How to Work a Room
This hands-on workshop demonstrates to students the art and skill of cultivating relationships with individuals to support their professional trajectories. Topics based on The Networking Survival Guide by Diane Darling, with focus on creating a your own elevator pitch, preparing for networking events and effectively “working a room”. (Class I-III, no application)
Strengths Based Leadership Seminar
This interactive workshop series is based on the Clifton StrengthsFinder™, a Web-based assessment that identifies students’ talents and strengths. The seminar includes four meetings based on strengths-based leadership, culminating in a capstone project in which students interview a local community leader. (Class I-IV, no application)
You Cannot Afford to be Financially Illiterate
This interactive workshop educates students about financial literacy. Over three workshops students are introduced to the conceptsof banking and savings, payment types, credit scores, and consumer protection, developed through the EverFi online platform. (Class I-III, no application)
DLI Mini-Grants fund new and creative ideas generated by student teams that improve BLS or the local community. Each team will submit a professional proposal and make a presentation to a panel of judges. Up to $2,000 available per proposal. Funding is competitive. (Class I-VI, competitive application)
Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Program (BELA)
BELA is a course in entrepreneurial education focused on new venture creation with social and economic value. In teams, students develop new business ideas that could be acted upon NOW. Two teams are selected to compete at the Babson Boston Cup, a regional competition against Boston area schools. BLS won the Boston Babson Cup in 2014, and have earned numerous awards each year since. (Class I-III, no application)
Each summer the DLI sponsors 14 DLI Fellows who, after a selective application process, participate in an experiential learning opportunity focused on organizational leadership. Students work full time in a prominent Boston organization - for-profit and non-profit - and each week they visit a host organization to learn their operations and leadership. $2,000 stipend. (Class I-III, competitive application)
Each March Boston Latin School hosts Career Connections, a program in which 110 alumni return to BLS to offer professional advice and networking opportunities for the junior class. Students hear first-hand accounts from BLS alumni who are practitioners and leaders in their field, learn about their college and professional trajectories and networking to create professional resources. (Class III, no application)
Senior College Transition Day
Each May Boston Latin School hosts Senior College Transition Day, a program in which 80 young alumni currently enrolled in college return to BLS to offer advice to graduating seniors. Topics focus on college academics, campus life and leadership opportunities. (Class I, no application)