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Leadership Development

Center for Leadership Development

Leadership skills are necessary in all walks of life, and even those naturally inclined to be strong leaders need to build skills and experience to become successful. To ensure these opportunities are well integrated into the experiences of UC Santa Cruz students, we areĀ  establishing a Center for Leadership Development as a central resource for all interested students.

The center will support and train students prepared to guide policy formation and lead both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

The center’s priorities:

  • Curriculum: Expand the leadership development curriculum developed and provided by a number of campus departments.
  • Pathways: Provide clear pathways for students to further learn, develop, and practice cooperative learning, collaborative governance, civic engagement, peer relationship bridge-building, and advocacy.
  • Certification: A long-range goal is to provide students with a leadership development certification emphasized on their academic record.