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Congratulations LEAD Graduates Fall 2016

LEAD Class

What is LEAD?

The LEAD co-curricular certificate program is designed for upper-class students (Sophomore through Graduate) looking for leadership development opportunities that will contribute to their personal development and help achieve their leadership potential.  Using Kouzes’ and Posner’s nationally recognized Five Practices of Exemplary Student Leadership as a foundation, the majority of the program consists of workshops that participants elect to attend based on their individual interests and leadership goals.  While the LEAD Certificate offers participants the flexibility to create their own curriculum, there are common program features that include:

  • Introduction to, and administration of, the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), the only leadership tool designed specifically for student leaders and approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of  behaviors. This 360° leadership assessment tool helps student leaders measure their leadership competencies, while guiding them through the process of applying Kouzes and Posner’s acclaimed Five Practices of Exemplary Student Leadership® model to real-life challenges.
  • Support and guidance from a Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) leadership mentor that will assist in processing LPI results, maximize your benefits through the LEAD certificate, serve as personal resource and consult with you throughout the program, and beyond.
  • Choice of topical and interactive workshops offered throughout the semester designed to develop your leadership skills and increase your networking opportunities with other student leaders in a variety of contexts.  Successful participants must choose, but are not limited to, four workshops from the various offerings during the semester they are participating in order to complete the program.  Workshops are available on a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the Jefferson student. Tracks will be suggested for various leadership positions, such as student organization leaders and resident assistants.
  • A key aspect of professional education is the ability to properly network. Networking is a process of developing informal contacts and building relationships that may allow you to tap into unadvertised opportuntities. All LEAD participants will conduct a informational interview as a means to developprofessional skills and strengthen his/her network.
  • Culminating luncheon and workshop that integrates reflection and content from selected workshops with action planning to help ensure students achieve their leadership potential.

How do I apply?

This year's program has been completed. Next cohort will be selected Fall 2017.

LEAD Leadership Team members are:

Timothy Butler / Chair, Associate Dean of Student Engagement

Heather Weaver, Director of Student Engagement

Giancarlo Brugnolo- Associate Director of Student Engagement for Operations

Tyler Steffy- Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Campus Activities

Ali Stefanik- Assistant Director of Student Engagement for Diversity and Social Justice

Jeanine Snow- OSE Associate for Leadership Development

How do I get more information?

Email LEAD@PhilaU.edu