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, 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
  • Leadership Workshop
  • Leadership in the Movies
  • Guest Speakers
  • Team Building
  • Strengths Quest
  • And Much More.....

For more information on leadership development, events and activities CLICK HERE

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 he integrated courses offered Spring 2018:


      FALL 2017          Leadership Development Courses      
Central Park Campus                
Crse Subj Sec Title CRN Time Days Campus Instructor
CRIJ 1307 C01 Crime in America 29176 10:00-11:15 a.m. TR CC DeBoer, Leroy
PSYC 2301 CY2 General Psychology 20081 1:00-2:20pm MW CC Rose, Michael
SPCH 1311 C09 Intro. Speech Communication 20191 10:30-11:15 TR CC Wohead, Judith
Preston Ridge Campus                
Crse Subj Sec Title CRN Time Days Campus Instructor
BIOL 2401 P01 Human Anatomy & Phsysiology 30540 9:00-9:50 a.m. MWF PC Grose, Nicole
GOVT 2305 P12 Federal Govt (Const & topics) 27887 10:00-11:15 am TR PC StJohn, Debra
HIST 2301 P01 Texas History 30571 10:00-10:50 am MWF PC Pickens, Thomas
Spring Creek Campus                
Crse Subj Sec Title CRN Tima Days Campus Instructor
ENGL 1302 SY3 Composition II 22676 10:00-11:15 m TR SC Ranta, Lari
GOVT 2306 S14 Texas Govt (Const & topics) 27797 8:30-9:45 am TR SC McConachie, Mike





For more information on The Leadership Development Institute, contact:


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