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Leadership Initiative

ECLIPSE - Explorations in Collaborative Leadership and InterProfessional Education.

Are you a School of Health Sciences student interested in getting involved on campus, standing out as a leader, and building your resume? ECLIPSE is for you!

Unique to the School of Health Sciences at Oakland University, the ECLIPSE program is a professional development experience that aims to develop health professionals who impact individuals and populations of people through the power of interprofessional work and collaborative leadership.

Our Mission: To foster students' abilities to become leaders within and beyond our communities through diverse, student-centered, collaborative, and interprofessional experiences, in purpose for health.

Our Vision: Through practiced leadership as a collaborative effort, ECLIPSE graduates will be unique assets to diverse health-related professions as they perform with the purpose of improving the lives of others.

Our Values: Collaborative Leadership and Interprofessional Education are at the core of leadership in diverse health-related professions. We believe that self-reflection and self-discovery contribute to shaping adaptive leaders' ability to perform effectively in various contexts. We value health-related leaders who positively impact those they serve by:

  • Understanding that roles evolve and fluctuate.
  • Working independently and in teams.
  • Communicating effectively and responsibly.
  • Recognizing values and ethics to maintain mutual respect.

ECLIPSE is a community that engages in professional development experiences on a monthly basis. In between sessions, participants are actively involved on campus and are constantly engaged in self-reflection and self-discovery as they become better leaders. Participants who reach our highest honor, the Platinum level, will earn a medallion to wear at their graduation ceremony.

Interested? Fill out this Google Form or contact Katherine Folmar, Leadership Coordinator, at