On learning; a Leadership Advisory Board will support academic units in the inventory and development of leadership maps for every student, host information sharing meetings throughout the 2013-2014 academic year, and identify faculty members willing to support development and teaching ‘L’ designated courses.
On practice and reflection; groups of student leaders from across campus are piloting the implementation of the tools of the program (e.g. common vocabulary, feedback cards, and strengths maps). The purpose of the pilot is to validate what we think the program can be, receive feedback on ‘how to’ improve, and make necessary changes, in order to implement a University Leadership Certification Program starting in the Fall of 2014.
The Franz Center Director for Leadership, Pete Rooks explains, “The certification program will provide an intentional environment for students to experience leadership, to test ideas, fail occasionally, reflect and learn, and develop the confidence to lead.”
After students complete the leadership certification program they will be certified by the Franz Center in Leadership. More importantly though they will have gained necessary leadership skills to be successful in world today.