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LDCP Students

Getting Started

In LDCP you will gain leadership experience tailored to you and your situation, enjoy one-on-one coaching, and develop the “soft skills” employers today are looking for. Individuals who successfully complete the program will be awarded a Leadership Development Certificate at the Annual Spring Awards Banquet and will have the Leadership Development Certificate Program endorsement recorded on their transcript.​​

1 ⁠— APPLY NOW

Submit a statement of intent along with a résumé. Before you submit, review student expectations.

2 ⁠— ASSESS YOURSELF

The purpose of this self assessment is to assist you in developing your Personal Development Plan. Make sure to review your PDP with coach.

3 ⁠— RECEIVE A COACH

After you submit a Statement of Intent and a résumé, you will be matched with a faculty or administrative professional staff member to guide and support you on your leadership journey. Then you will need to get familiar with using Passport.

4 ⁠— MAKE A PLAN

The Personal Development Plan, or PDP, is a roadmap that will guide the student through consistent growth in four or more leadership skills and attributes.

5 ⁠— COLLECT BADGES

Participate in a minimum of 20 points worth of leadership development activities, events, and experience required to achieve all four leadership badges.

6 ⁠— SHARE EXPERIENCES

The portfolio, or “scrapbook,” is required to document your activities and what you learned.