Leadership Tech (LT) Certificate Program
Leadership Tech provides transformative experiences that cultivate students' leadership abilities for engagement in positive social change.
This co-curricular program fosters student leadership development through experiential learning and student involvement. Throughout the year, students come together in both small and large group settings to engage in dynamic leadership development opportunities. Leadership Tech is a leadership development experience, of the students, by the students, and for the students.
First–year students work with juniors and seniors serving as small group facilitators. Content includes learning about self and the foundations of leadership. Students participate in small group activities that connect to a common book, seminars, and participate in community service projects.
Exploring students' curiosity to more fully understand themselves and their leadership competencies
Sophomores students join a small group, facilitated by seniors, based on their interest in a specific theme: multiculturalism, health and wellness, or community and sustainability. Students participate in several small group activities and larger group seminars each semester. Each group works as a team to create a community service project related to their theme area to be completed in the spring semester.
Expanding students' self-understanding and integrity competencies for effective leadership in teams
Students with junior or greater standing can join one of several small groups, each based around a theme. These students work closely with graduate student, faculty, staff, or community members serving as group facilitators. Students participate in weekly group activities that connect to their theme area and work as a team to create community engagement projects.
General content includes exploration of personal values, a deeper understanding of leadership theory and foundations, and a focused exploration of several topic areas:
- Society & Environmental Sustainability: For those interested in creating a more sustainable society, including issues such as community and campus sustainability, ecosystem protection and restoration, and/or creating a more fair and just society.
- Global Social Change: For those interested in international service and leadership and raising awareness of international social issues.
- Health and Wellness: For those interested in promoting the quality of life, health, and well-being of constituents and communities.
- Multicultural Communities: For those interested in leadership in consideration of the challenges and opportunities associated with an increasingly diverse community, social justice efforts, and developing inclusive communities.
Engaging students' competencies of self and others to serve the local community in the spirit of Ut Prosim.
Leadership Tech Year 1: Exploring Leadership
Want to make a difference in the life of a first-year student? We are looking upperclassmen (by years in college, NOT credits) to serve as small group facilitators for the Leadership Tech Year 1 program. Facilitators in Exploring Leadership serve as role-models to help first-year students develop their capacity for ethical leadership and service. In this role you will gain experience in leadership and group facilitation, and deepen your own understanding of leadership development, group dynamics, and team-building. To apply please complete the application.
Leadership Tech Year 2: Expanding Leadership
Want to make Ut Prosim come to life? We are seeking upperclassmen (by years in college, NOT credits) to serve as small group facilitators for the Leadership Tech Year 2 program. The participants in the Expanding Leadership program will deepen their understanding of what leadership entails. All participants will learn more about leadership theories, will have the opportunity to practice their leadership skills, and will design and implement an on-campus community engagement project. The primary role of the facilitators will be to create an engaging and dynamic group environment where students can learn and work together. Facilitators will work in teams of two to guide a group of 10-15 sophomore students. To apply please complete the application.
Leadership Tech Year 3: Engaging Leadership
Passionate about leadership and service? We are seeking graduate students to serve as small group facilitators for Leadership Tech Year 3: Engaging Leadership. Participants in the Leadership Tech Engaging Leadership program develop their potential for responsible citizenship and leadership through community service and a range of other experiential learning activities. Participation as a facilitator for Engaging Leadership Facilitators will work in teams of two to guide a group of 10-15 sophomore/junior students organized around one of the following issues:
- Community and Environmental Sustainability
- Multicultural Communities
- Global Social Change
- Health and Wellness
To apply please complete the application.
If you have any questions, please contact Mitchell Holston at firstname.lastname@example.org.