Chancellor’s Leadership Development Program

The Chancellor’s Leadership Development Program seeks to support incoming first-year students who are first-generation college students, are from rural counties, and/or are underrepresented within their field of study. Students from all colleges within NC State University are accepted into the program. Participants are incoming first-year students who already have been accepted to NC State 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 and coaching
  • Professional networking
  • Career readiness
  • International and study-abroad experiences
  • Internships
  • Service events

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

Applications for 2019-2021 cohort will be available beginning in January 2019. For more information about the program, please contact Andrea Ramos-Lewis.

Year-One Cohort Overview

At the beginning of the fall semester, students participate in an off-campus weekend retreat that helps them develop their cohort relationships and orients them to 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:

  • Leadership development offerings through the Shelton Leadership Center
  • Mentor relationships (with faculty, staff, and students)
  • One-on-one coaching with the Shelton Leadership Center staff
  • Small-group engagement with Chancellor Woodson and Mrs. Woodson

Year-Two Cohort Overview

At the beginning of the second fall semester, students will co-lead the off-campus weekend retreat designed to help first-year students develop their cohort relationships and orient them to the expectations and outcomes of the program. Following the retreat, students will attend monthly meetings related to program objectives and take an active role in developing and executing the program.

Other expectations of the second-year cohort include:

  • Mentor relationships with professionals in their intended fields of study (external to the university)
  • Peer mentoring program (as a mentor for a first-year student)
  • Monthly Shelton Leadership Center workshop sessions

Additional options within the Year-Two program (with financial support provided):

  • International experience and/or internship (Alternative Spring Break, Study Abroad, and/or other)
  • Domestic service trip with the cohort

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