The Women’s Success Center (WSC) has partnered with The Center for the Advancement of Leadership (CAL) to provide a one-year leadership certification focused on women in leadership. The L.E.A.D. Program is run through CAL which was recently ranked #2 in the world for a certificate program with an emphasis on leadership and organizational development. The Women of UVU L.E.A.D. Division is dedicated to preparing students with the necessary skills to make significant contributions to society. Through this division, the WSC is pleased to work with CAL to provide a highly unique leadership development partnership.
The L.E.A.D Program focuses on four key areas of personal development: Learn, Engage, Acquire, and Discover. The Women of UVU L.E.A.D. Division students refine these four attributes by completing the following each semester:
-3 Mentor Meetings: Students are paired with a mentor when they join the program and will meet with them monthly.
-1 Information Interview: Students interview a female in their field of interest to see how leadership plays a role in the workplace. Following the interview, our students type a double-spaced two page reflection about their experience.
-Leadership Experience: Students admitted into the program will participate in various leadership roles in the Women of UVU Association.
-6 Concept Cultivators: Students in the L.E.A.D. Program learn about leadership outside of the classroom by reading leadership books or articles, watching Master Mind Lecture Series, and attending other leadership related conferences.
-Leadership Course: During their first semester, students will take Student Leadership Development 1 with their peers in their corresponding division. During their second semester, they take Principles of Leadership with students from all of the divisions in the L.E.A.D. Program.
-StrengthsFinder Assessment: Students will take the StrengthsFinder assessment during their first semester in the program. This assessment identifies the student’s top five strengths. During their time in the WOUVU L.E.A.D. Division, students focus on growing and understanding these strengths.
-Monthly Written Reflections: Students will reflect at the end of every month regarding what they have learned while completing the requirements outlined above. Reflections are required to be three pages, double-spaced, and must include an APA referenced leadership research article.
For more information on the L.E.A.D. Program, visit uvu.edu/leadership .
Spring semester is November 1st
Fall semester is August 1st