Niagara College’s Leadership Exploration And Development (LEAD NC) Co-Curricular program launches in November and runs to early April. View this message from the Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership to find out what the program is, what it will offer students, and how to nominate a student for the program.
A message from the Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership:
Piloted in 2013 via the MTCU PIF funding, the (Leadership Exploration and Development program (LEAD NC) is a co-curricular leadership development program designed to offer students from any academic area the opportunity to explore and further develop leadership skills within three key themes: iLEAD Myself (individual growth), iLEAD My Team (group development), iLEAD My Community (community values). The LEAD program officially launched in 2014 with student representation from over 50 academic programs. In the 2016-17 year LEAD had reached its highest numbers of 245 students nominated into the program from across 78 program areas.
The LEAD NC program aims to value add to our students’ core academic experience in order to further foster the growth and development of our students with the tools, knowledge and experience that will make them leaders not only at Niagara College, but in our community, as alumni, and through their careers.
Through the workshops, speaker, and experiential learning opportunities involved in LEAD, students will challenge themselves and each other, bring out their personal best and develop the skills to affect change and bring out their inner leader.
With a new multi-level approach, students can choose the “Level of Leadership” they would like to work towards and become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Leader at their own pace. With offerings both on-line and in person, and housed within the Get Involved CCR portal (getinvolved.niagaracollege.ca), this program offers students a fantastic opportunity to leverage the solid academic foundation they are developing, gain a competitive edge of extra skills and competencies, be introduced to valuable leadership skills and experience, and further enhance their resumes and portfolios.
The LEAD program aims to develop students’ leadership skills while enhancing the career-focused, hands-on academic training they receive in their program of study. Successful students will earn a LEAD Leadership credential on their Co-Curricular Record through participation in the program.
The nomination period runs from Oct 1 until Nov 1. The Co-Curricular LEAD program launches in November and runs through early April.
NC faculty and staff are encouraged to consider nominating a student or multiple students for the LEAD program. To nominate a student for the LEAD program, please forward the student’s name, contact information to Sarah Singleton, Student Development and Engagement Program Coordinator, email@example.com by Nov. 1.
Those with questions regarding the LEAD program are asked to Sarah Singleton or Lesley Calvin.