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Rising Leader Class

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The 2017 Rising Leader Class will meet Fridays from September 8th, 2017 - November 10th, 2017. Two class sections will be available: 12pm-2pm & 2pm-4pm.

Program Information

This 2-credit course for first-year students is more than the study of leadership; it is designed to help you develop your own leadership style. As a first-year student, this course will enable you:

  • To explore your own college transition process
  • Learn how intentional leadership experiences can support you

The overall purpose of this course is to encourage you to carefully analyze your responsibilities and commitments in the context of leadership for purposeful change. The class involves activities that enhance personal development and the practice of leadership. Class sessions include:

  • Both traditional classroom learning and experiential learning
  • Engagement in challenging dialogue

Students work with upper-class mentors and in small groups to simultaneously help them adjust to campus life and develop leadership skills. Upper-class mentors serve as a source of advice and support in adjusting to college and becoming a leader on campus.

For more details on the program see the program PDF!

2016 class