the LEAD program


Leadership: Defined

The Center for the Advancement of Leadership (CAL) trains UVU students to become leaders by approaching leadership development as more than simply management.

The L.E.A.D. Program is one of three tracks in the Engaged Learning University Distinction (ELUD) and focuses on four key areas of personal development: Learn, Engage, Acquire, and Discover. Together, these areas ensure growth—both personally and professionally—while students are enrolled in our program.

LEAD Students

Housing Scholarship

While enrolled in the L.E.A.D. Program, some students are eligible to receive the Wolverine Ambassador LEAD Housing Scholarship. These students are housed together at Ventana Student Housing.

LEAD Program
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Mentor Meetings — Each month during the school year, LEAD students meet with a mentor to develop both professionally and personally. Mentors often share their own experiences and expertise to help students in their lives.

Capstone Interviews — In addition to meeting with a mentor, students interview professionals within their field of study. Interviews enables students to network and understand how leadership is applied in their specific discipline.

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Experience — Aristotle said, “You are what you repeatedly do.” To truly understand and become leaders, LEAD students must apply their study of leadership experiences through their followership and often, LEAD students become involved with on-campus organizations like Student Government, UVU Clubs, and UVU Service Learning; however, students are free to engage in off-campus opportunities where they actively fulfill a leadership role.

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Theory — To gain a knowledge of leadership styles, LEAD students attend workshops and seminars. Students are also encouraged to read books or watch webinars to gain leadership insights. The CAL hosts its own monthly lecture series, which students are encouraged to attend.

Coursework— LEAD students also complete several leadership courses which teach an academic concept of leadership. These classes include an engaged learning course, Principles of Leadership, and over 70 electives.

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360° Evaluation — When beginning the program, each LEAD student participates in a self- and peer-assessment process which identifies his or her strengths and opportunities for growth.

360° Journals — While pursuing the ELUD in leadership, students keeps a monthly journal of their progress and relate their entries back to their initial 360° Evaluation. In this way, students are able to reflect on what they have learned and able to track their growth.