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Leadership Development Program


Applications to participate in the Fall 2020 Leadership Development Program are due by 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2019. 

Link to apply can be found at the bottom of this page.


program overview

In congruence with CAS Student Leadership Program Standards and Guidelines, this 8 week in person/6 week individual journaling program for second year/sophomore students will help students prepare to be strong leaders in varied leadership experiences through personal and interpersonal skill development including collaboration, communication, critical reflection, strategic thinking, and team building. Via curriculum drawing from the Social Change Model of Leadership and co-curriculum, Simpson College’s Leadership Development Program will provide students with opportunities to develop and enhance a personal philosophy of leadership that includes understanding of self, others, and community, and acceptance of responsibilities inherent in community membership.


Skills for focus include:

Understanding own values, beliefs, perspectives, and motivations
Acting consistently with what one says
Committing to responsibilities
Time management
Finding meaning/passion/why
Resiliency/coping skills to avoid burnout

Working together toward a common purpose
Building relationships
Motivating others
Empowering others
Developing trust
Anticipating controversy
Remaining civil through conflict
Managing power dynamics within groups
Adapting to change

Participant Qualifications  

  • Be a full-time Simpson College student 
  • Be of at least second year standing in Fall 2020
  • Be of sophomore status for Fall 2020
  • Be in good disciplinary standing with Simpson College
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above  


Click here to DOWNLOAD the application.
Click here to SUBMIT the application.