DFA Leadership Studio is Our Signature Training Event

DFA LS is a five-day design sprint and leadership conference designed to prepare student leaders for the upcoming year. Each year participants tackle a local social issue in interdisciplinary teams. In addition to design innovation basics, students learn how to manage and organize their studios while creating friendships that last a lifetime. Throughout the weekend, top social innovators and DFAlumni relay their own stories and help teams connect the work they do in DFA to the skills they will use in the future.


Student Leaders

Leadership Studio is often one of our members' most memorable experiences. DFAers form new friendships with like-minded people from all different schools, while building confidence and skills in creativity, iteration, resourcefulness, and communication.

Planning ahead for DFALS18? Check out last year's event details.

Sponsors and Partners

Partner organizations leverage insights from the weekend to illuminate important issues and help the people they serve. Sponsors build relationships and connect with student leaders.

Interested in partnering or sponsoring LS18?
Let us know.

Leadership Studio Design Challenges