Living Leadership Program
Registration is now open for the Summer Leadership Retreat on
August 6th and 7th in Lake Geneva, WI!
Visit: http://tinyurl.com/LLPSummerRetreat for registration information and sample schedule.
Living Leadership Program
The Office of Student Life is committed to the development of student leaders and student organizations on campus.
The Living Leadership Program is designed for students interested in building their leadership skills and confidence while actively participating in our vibrant campus community.
What is the Living Leadership Program?
The Living Leadership Program is a free non-transcript certificate program at College of DuPage focused on developing students into active leaders and positive change-makers. The program is divided into 2 phases to meet the diverse needs of College of DuPage students. You may begin at any time and completion of the requirements is self-paced.
The Emerging Leader Certificate (phase 1) introduces you to leadership and focuses on leading of self and others through practical skill development workshops and involvement in campus life. Students who complete the Emerging Leadership portfolio are presented an Emerging Leader Certificate and are honored at the Annual Student Life Celebration and Awards Ceremony in April. After completing the portfolio students are also eligible to move on to the Living Leadership Certificate.
The Living Leadership Certificate (phase 2) builds on your Emerging Leader experience by guiding you through expanded topics in leadership including servant leadership, ethical leadership, articulating a vision, and developing a personal leadership philosophy. Students are required to complete additional skills workshops, volunteer hours, and the Leadership Development class (Humanities 2210, 3 credits). Students who add the Living Leadership components to their leadership portfolio receive a Living Leadership Certificate, a Living Leadership medal to wear at graduation, and will be honored at the Annual Student Life Celebration and Awards Ceremony in April.
What is Leadership?
Our philosophy is simple. We believe everyone has the potential to be a leader, and everyone can make a positive impact in their community. The program is guided by the Three Tenets of Leadership Philosophy:
Using these three tenets to make a positive impact on your community is living leadership.
The Living Leadership Program is anchored in the Social Change Model of leadership development. It is heavily influenced by the Leadership Identity Development Model and subscribes to the theory of positive psychology (StrengthsQuest®).
Why Study Leadership?
- Through participating in the Living Leadership Program you will:
- Make a difference on campus, in the local community, and beyond
- Discover your top talents and learn how to develop them into strengths
- Develop a personal leadership philosophy and skills to be a successful leader
- Gather experiences to enrich your future applications and interviews
- Create a leadership portfolio of your unique experience in the program
- Join like-minded students with interest in leadership
How do I start?
To participate in the Living Leadership Program you must:
- Be currently enrolled in at least one credit hour
- Hold a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher (waived for first semester students)
- Be in good standing with the college
Students who meet these requirements can:
- Download or pick up* the Leadership Launch letter and read it
- Sign up to begin the program in person at the Office of Student Life
- Start your leadership journey!
*available in the Office of Student Life, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1217
How do I complete the Living Leadership Program?
The program is divided into 2 phases. You may begin at any time and completion of the requirements is self-paced.
To complete Phase 1 you must:
- Attend 1 leadership retreat (summer, fall, or spring)
- Participate in a club/organization/team on campus
- Complete 3 leadership development workshops
- Complete 2 club development workshops
- Complete a portfolio of your program experiences (reflection guides provided) – Materials
To complete Phase 2 you must:
- Achieve Phase 1
- Continue to participate in a club/org/team on campus
- Complete an additional 3 leadership development workshops
- Complete an additional 2 club development workshops
- Complete 20 hours of service in the community (through Service Learning or independently)
- Successfully complete Leadership Development class (Humanities 2210, 3 credit hours)
- Compile a personal leadership portfolio with your experiences from the Living Leadership Program (reflection guides provided)
All students who complete certificates will be honored at the Annual Student Life Celebration and Awards Ceremony in April.
2012-2013 Living Leadership Program Schedule
To meet the needs and interests of students, the following calendar has options for completing the program. Student may choose which workshops they would like to attend to meet certificate requirements.
- Summer – August 13 & 14, 2012
- Fall – October 16, 2012
- Spring – March 8, 2013 Spring Retreat Online Registration
*Students may attend a maximum of 2 leadership retreats to ensure others have the opportunity to participate.
- Ari Shapiro – National Public Radio White House Correspondent
- Tuesday, November 15th, 7pm – 9pm in SRC 2000
- $6 Student Tickets
- Chad Pregracke – Founder of non-for-profit organization Living Lands and Waters
- Tuesday, February 26th, 4pm – 6pm in SSC 3245
- Free admission
- Sept 4, 5, 6 - Student Life Boot Camps
- Tues, Sept 25th - Dance Floor Theory – Materials
- Tues, Oct 2nd - True Colors for Clubs
- Thurs, Oct 25th - Etiquette Dinner ($10) – Materials
- Tues, Oct 30th – StrengthsQuest – Materials
- Tues, Nov 27th - Leadership Portfolios & e-Portfolios – Materials
- Tues, Nov 6th - Fundraising Tips for Clubs – Materials
- Tues, Dec 4th - Club Communication & Conflict Resolution – Materials
- Tues, Jan 22nd - Setting Club Goals Expectations
- Tues, Feb 5th - Global Leadership
- Thurs, Feb 7th - "The Black-Jew Dialogues" - Dialogue on Diversity – Materials
- Tues, Feb 26th - "Leadership for Social Change" - Chad Pregracke – Materials
- Fri, March 8th - LeaderShape (Retreat/Workshop) – Materials
- Tues, Mar 19th - Transitioning Club Leadership – Materials
- Tues. April 2nd - Accommodating Students with Disbailities in Clubs
- Tues. April 9th - StrengthsQuest Workshop – RSVP Required
Leadership Development Class Registration Information:
- Leadership Development (Humanities 2210) is designed to help students understand the nature of leadership, develop their personal leadership philosophy and prepare them to become leaders at home, on campus, in their community, and in their professions. This class meets the Living Leadership Certificate requirement and transfers as an elective course. Please contact an academic advisor for additional transfer information.
Living Leadership Alumni Spotlights:
Office of Student Life
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1217, (630) 942-2243