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 do I join the L.E.A.D. Program?

The Fall 2015 application deadline is yet to be announced: check back soon. The application to be filled out is located under the "Forms" section of Student Engagement and Leadership page, located on PACKLINK. You must sign into your PACKLINK account in order to access this form.

How can L.E.A.D. Benefit You?

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Participant Requirements

  • 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

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.


Topic Application
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  
Recognizing Others Complete at least one nomination for the annual Student Leadership & Involvement Awards

Additional Requirements

  • 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.?


President's Leadership Program (PLP) Leadership Education ​and Development (LEAD) Program
  • 15-25 per class (total of 50-60 students)
  • Unlimited
  • 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
  • 3-4 years
  • 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 

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