The Center for Student Involvement offers a variety of activities to serve all students. Throughout the year, many programs are offered that allow you to explore and enhance your leadership abilities.
The Leadership Exploration and Advancement Program (L.E.A.P.) aims to engage students in the discovery of personal leadership identities through a variety of seven interactive sessions during the fall quarter. Participants will be exposed to the Social Change Model and explore its application for the settings Cal State LA leaders will encounter; the classroom, clubs and organizations, the workplace, and the larger community. Students participating in L.E.A.P will also be able to participate in off campus developmental opportunities that will challenge them mentally and physically.
This program is offered various Fridays from 10:00am-12:00pm during Fall quarter. This introductory session will provide students with a complete overview of the series and provide them with the information they need to "Take the L.E.A.P." Don't miss out on this unique experience!
The Leader Project is an excellent interactive opportunity designed to provide new and continuing students with the opportunity to learn more about leadership as well as analyze your actions, ideas and thoughts on leadership. Through practical application and experiential learning, this program will explore personal experiences and values as the formation of individual leadership styles. To be the best possible leader, one must know themselves and how their actions can affect others.
This program includes the study of leadership as well as the application of leadership theories, concepts and skills. Students will need to make a ten-week commitment during winter quarter to The Leader Project.
Juniors, seniors, and graduating graduate students are encouraged to participate in Leader to Leader, a spring quarter lunchtime seminar series designed to provide advanced leaders with opportunities at refining their leadership skills in preparation for their post-Cal State LA transition.
Students will be able to engage with inspiring Cal State LA speakers, develop a professional resume, gain interview techniques and create valuable on-campus connections with participants and University administrators.
You're in the driver's seat when it comes to starting your leadership journey at Cal State LA The U-Lead program is ready to help you navigate and develop your leadership experience on campus and beyond.
Once you answer the call to lead, through this program you will be able to:
• Define your leadership styles and identity
• Enhance important life skills essential to leading successfully
• Understand the building blocks for effective leadership
• Network with current student leaders, faculty, and staff members at the University
Whether you're a new student discovering your talents or a returning seasoned leader, the U-Lead program can help accelerate your leadership journey to success, providing you with the tools and resources necessary for analyzing problems and implementing solutions related to your daily call to lead.
U-Lead requires no sign ups or applications. Dates and times of workshops will be listed in the University-Student Union calendar of events.
One day Leadership Conference at Cal State LA For more information click here.
Each year, Cal State LA honors student organizations, student leaders, and advisors. Nominate your organization or members to recognize their accomplishments!
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The Center for Student Involvement maintains a Leadership Library with information on retreat planning, team builders, enhancing communication skills, officer transitions, and tips for running a successful meeting. All recognized student organization members can access the information either within the Center or at their leisure through the book/video loan program. The Center staff will frequently add more books and videos to the library to address additional organization topics and interests.