What is the L.E.A.D. Program?
The Leadership Education and Development (L.E.A.D.) Program provides leadership development opportunities to all CSU-Pueblo students to prepare them to lead in their future careers, lives, and communities. The goals of the L.E.A.D. Program are to develop future leaders who create positive change in our community.
Applicants to the L.E.A.D. Program must be able fully commit to all aspects of the program. Please contact Student Engagement and Leadership at 719-549-2151 with any questions about the program.
How can L.E.A.D. Benefit You?
- Articulate what leadership is and what it means to you
- Understand and implement your person leadership philosophy
- Demonstrate an awareness of the knowledge and skills required to successfully lead in a diverse world
- Have and maintain at 2.5 GPA to participate in and complete the program
- Complete all program requirements listed below
- Maintain a co-curricular transcript in Pack Link
- Must submit class schedule before the start of each semester in the program
2014-2015 Programmatic Requirements
Campus Wide Leadership Presentations (2014-2015)
Must attend six for completion. Complete a reflection after each session in regard to your individual leadership development, working in a team, and your impact on the community.
- Juan Andrade (September 9th, 2014)
- Shane Squibbs (September 23rd, 2014)
- Women in Higher Education Leadership Symposium (October 20th, 2014)
- Why Most Student Organizations Fail by Collegiate Empowerment (November 11th, 2014)
- Student Leadership Experience (January 7th-9th, 2015) (Counts as 2)
- Group Development (March 4th, 2015)
Monthly L.E.A.D. Workshops
Must attend six workshops for completion.
Application/assignment after each session will be reviewed by the Director of S.E.A.L. and/or the Coordinator of Leadership Programs and New Student Orientation.
|Documenting Your Leadership Experience
||Complete a resume and cover letter that addresses leadership competencies|
|Being Your Own Financial Leader
||Budget and setting financial goals|
|Being a Leader in Health and Wellness
||Inventory of current health practices using a holistic wellness model|
|Being a Leader in Technology and Social Media
||Use a new technology and create your online presence|
|Marketing Yourself and External Perceptions
||Complete at least one nomination for the annual Student Leadership & Involvement Awards|
- Campus Involvement (Serve in an elected position, volunteer position, student employment, member or leader of a group/team, etc.)
- Find a place where you can practice leadership skills and create positive change
- Document at least 30 hours
- Community Service (Impact Pueblo, Fall and Spring through S.E.A.L. Office, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service)
- Participate in at least two service projects
- Leading in a Diverse World (Diversity Resource Center, S.E.A..L, or the community- Prior approval of community events required)
- Attend and participate in at least four diversity-focused campus and/or community programs
- Presentations and Celebration of L.E.A.D. Program Graduates
- Present a final portfolio of experience
- Complete assessment of involvement in the program
- Date and time TBA
What's the Difference Between the President's Leadership Program and L.E.A.D.?
- 15-25 per class (total of 50-60 students)
- Minor in Leadership Studies (18 credit hours minimum)
- Co-curricular leadership preparation (no credit awarded)
- Leadership Studies minor listed on academic transcript
- Certificate of completion received and noted on Co-Curricular Transcript through Pack Link
- 1-4 years (the program is structured to be completed in one year, but students may take longer if needed)
- Students selected as incoming and current freshmen through online CSU-Pueblo scholarship application
- Accepted each semester (Fall 2014 deadline is 9/12 and Spring 2015 deadline is 1/16)