As of June 2020, the Center for the Advancement of Leadership office is closed...

...but the LEAD Program and NSLS are still here to help you lead!

 

For assistance, questions, or concerns contact Natalie Brewster (SL 116 B) at 801-863-7615 or NatalieB@uvu.edu


 COVID-19 Response Modified Operations

 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH GUIDANCE FROM FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES,

MASKS/FACE COVERNINGS ARE REQUIRED  WHILE ON CAMPUS AT UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY

 

Join LEAD

 

LEAD PROGRAM APPLICATION (School Year 2020-21)

* Following the Spring 2020 semester, the LEAD Program will no longer support a housing program or similar scholarships. More information about scholarships and housing at UVU can be found at www.uvu.edu/housing

LEAD PROGRAM TEAM LEADER APPLICATION 2020-21


 

 The LEAD Program trains UVU students to become leaders by approaching leadership development as more than simply management.

LEAD is a one or two year certification program that focuses on four key areas of personal development: Learn, Engage, Acquire, and Discover.

Students can approach LEAD through different programs, or areas of focus:

UVU LEAD, Aviation, Women-LEAD, I Am First, Tech Management and Trailblazer. 

Together, these areas ensure growth—both personally and professionally—while students are enrolled in our program.

Learn

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.

Information Interviews

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

Engage

Leadership Hours

LEAD Program serve for 50 hours of highly customized leadership development. Student participants will apply the LEAD Program’s principles as they work, serve, volunteer, coordinate, support and much more.

Acquire

Concept Cultivators

To gain a knowledge of leadership styles, LEAD students can attend lectures, workshops, seminars, read books and more in order see what they learn from the program being put into practice in the real world.

Coursework

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

Discover

Strengths Finder Assessment

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° Evaluation

While pursuing the 2-year High Leadership Distinction certification, students participate in a 360° Evaluation and receive feedback and professional advice on their leadership performance and skills. In this evaluation, students are able to reflect on ways they can utilize their Strength Finder strengths to track their growth and refine their leadership qualities.

Reflections

Each month, LEAD Program students will write a reflection which allows them to think back on and synthesize what they have learned from concept cultivators, mentor meetings, and applying their 360 feedback and/or StrengthsFinder goals towards their customized leadership experience.

 LEAD Programs

 

Aviation

Criteria: 3.0 GPA and 12 credit hours

Coordinator: Stephen Ley
Description: A two-year cohort that is tailored to students within UVU’s Aviation Program.

Aviation Website

UVU LEAD

Criteria: 2.5 GPA and 12 credit hours

Coordinator: Natalie Brewster
Description: A two-year cohort that is open to all program and leadership experiences on campus. Program requirements can be tailored toward a specific leadership experience.

I Am First
 

Criteria: 2.75 GPA and 12 credit hours

Coordinator: Garrett Nagaishi
Description: First-generation students are pioneers in their families, often deciding to go to college at great personal and familial sacrifice. I Am First is a one-year program for freshmen first-generation college students who will receive mentoring from a successful first generation college graduate, and apply their leadership learning experience by participating in UVU's First-Generation Initiative.

I AM FIRST WEBSITE

Women LEAD

Criteria: 2.75 GPA and 12 credit hours

Coordinator: Rachel Saunders
Description: A one-year cohort in partnership with UVU's Women's Success Center in which cohort members focus their leadership learning and experiences on women in leadership.

 

WOMEN'S SUCCESS CENTER WEBSITE

Tech Management

Criteria: Current UVU student with 12 credit hours

Coordinator: Anne Arendt
Description: This program is tailored to students that are interested in leadership within a technical field. It is inclusive to full time, part time, and non-traditional students!

 

Tech Management Website

Trailblazer

Criteria: Current UVU student with 12 credit hours

Coordinator: Natalie Brewster
Description: The Trailblazer Cohort is a new feature of the LEAD Program and is designed for non-traditional students who are interested in leadership!

 

Trailblazer Website

In order to be considered for any program within the LEAD Program itself, students must:

  • be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at UVU
  • Meet specific requirements as otherwise noted by individual programs.

Students accepted to the LEAD Program must complete four semesters in order to receive High Distinction in Leadership or complete two semesters to recieve Standard Distinction in Leadership. The program runs during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Accepted students must pay a $50 fee for each year they are in the program - each semester there are scholarship opportunities and/or payment plan options available!

Program Requirements

Semester 1

  • 3 Mentor Meetings
  • 1 Information Interview
  • 50 Hours of Leadership
  • 6 Concept Cultivators
  • 1 Leadership Course
  • Strengths Finder Assessment

Semester 2

  • 3 Mentor Meetings
  • 1 Information Interview
  • 50 Hours of Leadership
  • 6 Concept Cultivators
  • 1 Leadership Course

Semester 3

  • 3 Mentor Meetings
  • 1 Information Interview
  • 50 Hours of Leadership
  • 6 Hours of Concept Cultivators
  • 1 Elective Course
  • DecisionWise 360° Evaluation

Semester 4

  • 3 Mentor Meetings
  • 1 Information Interview
  • 50 Hours of Leadership
  • 6 Hours of Theory
  • 1 Elective Course

Scholarships

Housing 

 

The LEAD Program has traditionally supported a student housing scholarship initiative during it's history.

Following the Spring 2020 semester, the LEAD Program will no longer support a housing program or similar scholarships. 

More information about scholarships and housing at UVU can be found at www.uvu.edu/housing

Team Leader

Value = $500 per semester

  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be enrolled in and pass at least 12 credit hours
  • Have experience in the LEAD Program

Students with experience in the LEAD Program may apply to be a Team Leader. Team Leaders receive a $500 scholarship award each semester. Team Leaders work with other LEAD Program students to help them progress during their time in the program

 

Program Materials & Resources