2018 Summer Leadership Institute



The Bonner Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) is the largest annual event for the Bonner Network, bringing together 300+ students, administrators, faculty, and national organization partners for three days of workshops, discussions, and networking.


This year's Summer Leadership Institute will be hosted by Wagner College's Center for Leadership and Engagement.  The CLCE is guided by the Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts and builds upon Wagner’s long-standing tradition of academic excellence and dedication to civic engagement.

The CLCE’s programs include Bonner Leaders, IMPACT Scholars Civic Network, Project Pericles, and a collaborative effort among the CLCE, Athletics, and the Center for Academic and Career Engagement–the MOVE program. The CLCE also supports engagement efforts for student organizations, with Wagner Cares being an example of such work.



draft Agenda (TBA)

SLI provides participants with professional and personal development along with networking opportunities to strengthen the quality of work for campus-based service efforts. Programming focuses on themes of deepening community partnerships, supporting and developing students, and building vibrant, sustained infrastructure for campus-community engagement.

The draft agenda will be available later this Spring semester.


Workshop submission (TBA)

You are invited to submit a workshop for the Summer Leadership Institute.  Workshop design and presentation is open to anyone attending the meeting.  We especially encourage teams of students, faculty, partners, and/or staff to work together to design and present workshops. (NOTE:  The Bonner Foundation does not provide travel expenses for partners and guests interested in attending the meeting.) 

Need ideas or help on designing your workshop? Visit our Workshop Resource Center

We will open the workshop submission form later this Spring semester.



Registration will be open later this Spring semester.

Travel and Logistics


A GPS friendly address for Wagner is: 

631 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301

When you get to the top of the hill, turn right into the main entrance of Wagner College, marked "Main Entrance". Proceed to the guard booth and inform them you are visiting the Admissions Office.

For more detailed driving directions, visit Wagner College's website.


Three major airports serve New York City. Wagner College is most easily accessed from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, though LaGuardia and JFK Airports are within reasonable travel distance. Car service is available between Wagner College and all three airports for around $50 each way. For more information on local airports, see the Port Authority of PA, NY & NJ website.


We will have on-campus housing in dorms available to all participants.  However, if you prefer a local hotel, see these options from the Wagner College website.