College Programs

College Programs

Leading through Learning

The Shelton Leadership Center serves NC State University by offering values-based leadership development designed to help students find direction and achieve success. The programs open to students at NC State include academic courses and leadership minors, the Shelton National Scholarship Program, the Chancellor’s Leadership Development Program, the Carolina Regional Entrepreneurial Albright Team Experience (CREATE), the Leading With Your Values workshop series, the Shelton Challenge summer internship, and the Shelton Speaker Series.

Every program provides research-driven and interactive values-based leadership development content that is delivered through training, events, and for-credit courses.

How to get Involved with the Shelton Leadership Center

Leading With Your Values Workshop Series

This five-part workshop series for undergraduate students explores the values of compassion, honesty, integrity, diversity, and social responsibility and how these relate to effective leadership and community engagement as a professional. Through this program, you will learn how to utilize your values, education, and career aspirations to become effective leaders in your communities and organizations.

The next three sessions of the workshop series will be scheduled in Spring 2022. All workshops for Spring 2022 are scheduled to be in person, but will move to Zoom if necessary.

The Carolina Regional Entrepreneurial Albright Team Experience (CREATE)

The Carolina Regional Entrepreneurial Albright Team Experience or CREATE is a year-long entrepreneurial program for leadership development of high school students in North Carolina and university students at NC State that culminates in a state-wide proposal competition. The program is a collaboration between NC State Entrepreneurship and the SLC.

NC State Students who are interested in being program liaisons and mentors to high school students can apply to be a CREATE Mentor. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will open in Spring 2022. In order for students to be CREATE mentors they will need to enroll in two courses (two credits in the fall and one credit in the spring). These courses will cover entrepreneurial concepts, leadership theories, team dynamics, and teaching/facilitating strategies. CREATE Mentors will meet with their assigned high school team to facilitate the curriculum and prepare students for the CREATE competition in the spring.

If you would like additional information about this program, email