Chancellor’s Leadership Development Program

The program seeks to support students who have interests in developing their leadership skills through engaging experiences with other students across disciplines. Students from all colleges have been accepted into the program. Participants are incoming freshman who have already been accepted to NC State University for the Fall semester. This two-year program helps students maximize their leadership skills through experiential learning and self-discovery. The program includes opportunities such as:

  • Mentoring / Coaching
  • Professional networking
  • Career readiness
  • International / Study Abroad experiences
  • Building leadership portfolio
  • Internship opportunities

These activities will also help students build leadership portfolios that will be attractive to future employers, graduate schools, and professional schools.

Many participants are associated with one of the following areas:

  • First Generation
  • From Rural Counties
  • Underrepresented within their field of study

Year One Cohort Overview
At the beginning of their Fall semester, students participate in an off-campus weekend retreat to help develop their cohort relationships and orient themselves with the expectations and outcomes designed for participants in the program. Following the retreat, students will attend monthly meetings related to program objectives.

Other opportunities include participation in:

  • A Living-Learning Village for the academic year
  • Programs offered through the university that support personal and career goals (for example, programs and activities offered thought the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service (CSLEPS), the Women’s Center, the University Scholars and Honors programs, etc.)
  • Events associated with the arts
  • Leadership development offerings through the Shelton Leadership Center
  • Mentor relationships (with faculty, staff, and/or students)

Year Two Cohort Overview

At the beginning of their Fall semester, students will co-lead the off-campus weekend retreat designed for first-year students to help them develop their cohort relationships and orient themselves with the expectations and outcomes of the program. Following the retreat, students will attend monthly meetings related to program objectives. Other expectations of students include participation in:

  • Mentor relationships with professionals in their intended field of study (external to the university)
  • Peer Mentoring Program (as a mentor for a first year student)
  • Monthly Shelton Leadership Center workshop sessions
  • Programs offered through the university that support personal and career goals (for example, programs and activities offered thought the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service (CSLEPS), the Women’s Center, the University Scholars and Honors programs, etc.)
  • Events associated with the arts
  • Leadership development offerings through the Shelton Leadership Center

Optional Within the Two-Year Program (with possible financial support from the program)

  • International experience and/or internship (Alternative Spring Break, Study Abroad, and or other)

    APPLICATIONS
    Applications for 2018-2020 cohort will be available in Spring 2018. If you have any questions about the program, contact Dr. Debbie Acker.

  • Enrollment in SLC 250: Critical and Creative Decision-Making Models to assist with problem-solving and confidence in team decision-making (Note that SLC 250 counts towards the Interdisciplinary Perspectives requirement in our general education program.)