Ideas for Leading Groups

At WPI, we take leadership seriously. That’s why the Student Activities Office (SAO) offers a wide range of resources to ensure that our student leaders and their clubs and organizations succeed.

Team Building

Ice breakers and team building exercises are some of the best ways to get your group members acquainted, communicating, and creating memories. Browse the Team Building tools to find activities that will enhance your team’s collaboration and creativity.

Leadership Topics (XCEL Points)

XCEL Points sheets are a resource for all WPI students—from aspiring to experienced student leaders—and cover such topics as event planning, time management, and conflict resolution. Find XCEL Points online or outside the Student Activities office.

Leadership Library

The Leadership Library offers books, magazines, and games to help you enhance your leadership skills. Topics include diversity, leadership theory, and team building. Browse the Leadership Library titles online and come into the SAO to check out a resource.

Project Adventure Team Building Supplies

Developed by Project Adventure, an educational organization that provides leadership through adventure-based programming, an extensive collection of team building tools is available for use by WPI student organizations. To learn more, contact

Retreats for Clubs and Organizations

Let our experienced staff help you plan a fun and productive weekend retreat for your WPI club or organization. We can assist with everything from developing an agenda to selecting activities that meet your goals. To learn more, contact

The Leadership Development Committee

Made up of WPI students and staff, the Leadership Development Committee supports and develops leadership opportunities for students. In addition to learning about leadership theory and strategic planning used in developing leadership curriculum, student members also assist in presenting workshops for the Leading Edge Series. To learn more, contact