NEW Leadership Development Program:
- Engage in multiple experiences to complete each phase of the program.
- Create artifacts that both summarize your experiences and showcase your leadership development.
- Complete all three phases to be recognized in a special celebration event hosted by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement.
Leadership Development Program
The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement strives to assist UNCW students in building their capacity to both lead and follow.
Navigate your journey...
The Leadership Development Program is a three phase, co-curricular, self-designed, adaptable program. Through cognitive (thinking) and applied (doing) experiences, students will increase their awareness of self, others, and the community.
Students can elect to engage in multiple experiences across campus and in the community that meet the requirements of this program. The flexibility of selecting activities that meet both personal and professional needs allows each student to chart their own course in practicing leadership.
About the program
The Leadership Development Program was developed using the Social Change Model, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Model and Relational Leadership Model to create a program that gives UNCW students autonomy in navigating their leadership development to meet their personal interests and career ambitions
To complete the program, students need to obtain experiences in the "thinking" category and "doing" categories in order to fulfill each phase of the model. In total, students will complete three phases by participating in 22 experiences. Students will summarize their experiences and create an artifact that expresses their development in each stage of the program.
Each student who completes all three phases of the program will be recognized at a special ceremony hosted by the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement.
Awareness of Self, Others, and Community
Awareness of Self- 3 Thinking & 3 Doing Experiences
Awareness of Others- 4 Thinking & 4 Doing Experiences
Awareness of Community- 4 Thinking & 4 Doing Experiences
Each phase requires the completion of an artifact that summarizes your experiences. This artifact can be an essay, video, photography exhibit, infographic, etc. Upon completion of each phase and artifact, please turn your list of experiences and supplementing documents into the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (Fisher Student Center 2029) for review.