How are you going to change the world?
Leadership Studies at the University of Northern Colorado defines leadership as a process of social influence which develops the capacity of a human community to bring forth new realities. As our definition brings to light, Leadership Studies is about harmonizing individual leadership skills and characteristics with the communities we’re a part of (UNC, local, global). This integration happens through engaged, active learning whereby students are given tools, support, and opportunities to pursue change that is self-driven and socially informed. We recognize that in order for students to participate in and meaningfully contribute to modern society, they need to be well-versed in critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and collective collaboration; and this holds across disciplines and majors. The Global Leadership Program, a scholarship funded study abroad option for Junior and Senior Leadership Studies students, is one more way that Leadership Studies students find their way through the process of social influence and becoming agents of change.
The Leadership Studies minor curriculum fosters leadership development through both theory and experiential learning. We offer an innovative, intellectually rigorous curriculum designed to address multiple facets of what it means to be a leader.
The Global Leadership Program (GLP) is a scholarship funded study abroad option that usually takes place in the summer between Sophomore and Junior year and culminates in a synthesis presentation at the end of Senior year.