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LEAD

LEARN . ENGAGE . ACQUIRE . DISCOVER

Leadership: Defined

The Center for the Advancement of Leadership (CAL) trains UVU students to become leaders by approaching leadership development as more than simply management. The L.E.A.D. Program is one of three tracks in a one or two year certification program and focuses on four key areas of personal development: Learn, Engage, Acquire, and Discover. Together, these areas ensure growth—both personally and professionally—while students are enrolled in our program.

Learn

Mentor Meetings — Each month during the school year, LEAD students meet with a mentor to develop both professionally and personally. Mentors often share their own experiences and expertise to help students in their lives.

Information Interviews — In addition to meeting with a mentor, students interview professionals within their field of study. Interviews enable students to network and understand how leadership is applied in their specific discipline.

Engage

Concept Cultivators — To gain a knowledge of leadership styles, LEAD students attend workshops and seminars. Students are also encouraged to read books or watch webinars to gain leadership insights. The CAL hosts a monthly lecture series, Master Mind, which students are encouraged to attend.

Coursework— LEAD students also complete several leadership courses which teach an academic concept of leadership. These classes include a student leadership development course, an engaged learning course, Principles of Leadership, and over 70 electives.

Acquire

Concept Cultivators — To gain a knowledge of leadership styles, LEAD students attend workshops and seminars. Students are also encouraged to read books or watch webinars to gain leadership insights. The CAL hosts a monthly lecture series, Master Mind, which students are encouraged to attend.

Coursework— LEAD students also complete several leadership courses which teach an academic concept of leadership. These classes include a student leadership development course, an engaged learning course, Principles of Leadership, and over 70 electives.

Discover

Strengths Finder Assessment — When beginning the program, each LEAD student participates in a self- and peer-assessment process which identifies his or her strengths and opportunities for growth.

360° Evaluation — While pursuing the 2-year High Leadership Distinction certification, students participate in a 360° Evaluation and receive feedback and professional advice on their leadership performance and skills. In this evaluation, students are able to reflect on ways they can utilize their Strength Finder strengths to track their growth and refine their leadership qualities.

LEAD Benefits

Upon completion of the LEAD Program, students receive either a Standard Leadership Certification (1-year program) or a High Leadership Distinction (2-year program).

Other Benefits include:

  • Recognition on official transcripts (High Distinction only)
  • Cords at graduation
  • Letter of Recommendation from The Center for the Advancement of Leadership
  • Certification from The Center for the Advancement of Leadership
  • End of Year Recognition Banquet



Attaining the Standard or High Distinction in Leadership sets graduates apart and enables them to get ahead in their careers. Additionally, the LEAD Program engages in academics, student life, and in the community.

 


POLICIES AND DISCLAIMERS

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