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 Symposium
  • Museum Scanvanger Hunts
  • 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:

      FALL 2019      Leadership Development Courses      
McKinney Campus                
Crse Subj Sec Title CRN Time Days Campus Instructor
CRJU 1301 C01 Intro Criminal Justice 10412 8:30-9:45 a.m. TR MC DeBoer, Leroy
SPCH 1311 C09 Intro. Speech Communication 11272 11:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m. TR MC Wohead, Judith
Frisco Campus                
Crse Subj Sec Title CRN Time Days Campus Instructor
GOVT 2305 P10 Federal Govt (Const & topics) 27887 10:00-11:15 a.m. TR FC StJohn, Debra
Plano Campus                
Crse Subj Sec Title CRN Tima Days Campus Instructor
ENGL 1302 SY3 Composition II 22633 1:00-2:15 p.m. T PC Ranta, Lari



For more information on The Leadership Development Institute, contact:


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