Academic Leadership Development At Collin College


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The Collin College Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is an academic initiative that incorporates key leadership principles into the curriculum of core courses.  Students have the opportunity to explore and develop their personal and professional knowledge and skills and abilities in the area of leadership as it is associated with a specific core discipline while gaining core course credits.

LDI is dedicated to the development of leaders through education and provides experiential opportunities for students seeking to make a positive difference in their lives and in the community.

LDI classes may partner with the Leadership Empowerment and Development (LEAD) co-curricular program for many activities, including the following events:

  • Ropes Course
  • Escape Rooms
  • Leadership Workshops
  • Leadership in the Movies
  • Guest Speakers
  • Team Building Activites
  • Strengths Quest Workshops
  • And Much More.....

Key leadership topics integrated into core courses include communication, problem solving, decision-making, ethics and more.

To search for LDI - integrated courses on the e-schedule, select term, campus and subject. Scroll down to Attribute Type, select Leadership Development and then click on search button.

All students are eligible to register for LDI - integrated courses. See below for the integrated courses offered Spring 2019:

      SPRING 2019      Leadership Development Courses      
McKinney Campus                
Crse Subj Sec Title CRN Time Days Campus Instructor
CRJU 1301 C01 Intro Criminal Justice 22067 8:30-9:45 a.m. TR MC DeBoer, Leroy
PSYC 2301 C01 General Psychology 20012 1:00-2:15 p.m. MWF MC Ybarra, Regina
SPCH 1311 C08 Intro. Speech Communication 22538 1-2:15 p.m. TR MC Wohead, Judith
Frisco Campus                
Crse Subj Sec Title CRN Time Days Campus Instructor
BIOL 2401 P05 Human Anatomy & Phsysiology 22309 9:00-9:50 a.m. MWF FC Grose, Nicole
GOVT 2305 P10 Federal Govt (Const & topics) 27887 10:00-11:15 a.m. TR FC StJohn, Debra
 GOVT  2306 P05 Texas Govt (Const. & topics)      TR   FC Hargis, Hilla (Jessica) 
Plano Campus                
Crse Subj Sec Title CRN Tima Days Campus Instructor
ENGL 1302 S92 Composition II 30595 1:00-2:15 p.m. T PC Ranta, Lari
GOVT 2301 SY3 Federal Govt (Const & topics) 22857 9:00-9:50 a.m. MWF PC McConachie, Mike



For more information on The Leadership Development Institute, contact:


Dr. Debra St. John
Director, Leadership Development Institute                                          
Preston Ridge Campus, L231