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LEAP Program

Lead, Emerge, and Advance with Purpose​ (LEAP)


LEAP into social change.

Have you ever been told that you have leadership potential? Are you currently in a leadership position and feel that you need to know more about yourself and the process of leadership to be effective?

The LEAP Program may be the perfect fit for you! This 11-week leadership short course is on the Social Change Model of Leadership. In this program you'll meet like-minded people and hopefully create some new friendships as you learn to be a great leader.   

Class​ Sessions & Topics

Students must complete 8 of the 9 starred (*) workshops to complete the program

Session 1 – Program Expectations and Relationship Building

Session 2 – What is Socially Responsible Leadership? Social Change Model Overview *

Session 3 – Consciousness of Self: Who am I as a leader? *

Session 4 – Congruence: What do I value as a leader? *

Session 5 – Commitment: What am I motivated enough to commit to as a leader? *

Session 6 – Collaboration: How do I work well with others so we can create change? *

Session 7 – Common Purpose: How do I get a team to rally around one great idea? *

Session 8 – Controversy with Civility: How do a manage conflict with respect? *

Session 9 –  Citizenship: Who do I serve as a leader? *

Session 10 – Change: What change am I trying to create through my leadership efforts? *

Session 11 – Wrap Up and Project

Fall 2020 Details

  • Apply by Tuesday, Sept. 8.
  • Weekly sessions on Tuesdays, Sept. 15 through Dec. 1, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sessions held on Zoom
  • Students will participate in a leadership coaching appointment with an instructor
  • Program traditionally includes a 3-hour volunteering commitment with Food Bank of the Rockies—this assignment will be discussed in relation to COVID-19 once we start the program

Fall 2020 Instructors


Tierza Watts, Director of Student Life 

Courtney Kristan, Coordinator of Student Organizations