FLASH Leadership Initiative

at Saint Francis University

  • F.L.A.S.H

    F.L.A.S.H. Leadership Initiative

    Our philosophy of student-leadership development is put into practice through the F.L.A.S.H. Leadership Initiative. F.L.A.S.H., or Franciscan Leaders: Achieve, Serve, and Honor, focuses on leadership development, character formation, and responsible citizenship -- all inspired by the institution's Catholic, Franciscan mission. Regardless of one's faith or faith practices, it is the belief of Saint Francis University that the values and moral example provided by our Patron, St. Francis of Assisi, transcends time, culture, and religion to offer a universal and purely human approach to service in leadership.

    The Core Competencies of F.L.A.S.H. are:

    • Franciscan Values - for a life of constant conversion through humility, compassion, and generosity
    • Leadership Theory - for service through knowledge and application of organizational behavior and responsible stewardship
    • Diversity Awareness - for social justice through the respect of individuality and the care for creation
    • Community Development - for engagement through collaboration, volunteerism, and the sharing of gifts
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