It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. Good leaders must first become
Student Leadership Academy
SLA applicants applying for SLA must apply online for the upcoming semester. Continue to check this site for information on SLA Spring 2014 classes.
Deadline for Registration is the last day of normal registration.
Servant Leadership Development
Developing effective servant leaders is the core mission of Collin College's Student
Leadership Academy (SLA). Established in 2002, and modeled after local community
leadership programs, SLA is a rigorous leadership experience unique to Collin College.
The academy is a semester-long course. LEAD 1301 counts as an elective with three credit-hours.
Students interested in SLA must have a desire to work hard, a commitment to personal leadership development, a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and must submit an SLA application packet. For more information contact the Center for Scholarly & Civic Engagement (Spring Creek Campus, Room 105) or call 972.881.5927.
Student Leadership Academy
SLA is designed to develop leaders through the acquisition and application of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and personal reflection. An experiential learning environment fosters teamwork, builds character through scholarship and service, and explores leadership styles. Learning activities include lectures, guest speakers, individual student assignments and team projects.
Topics in LEAD 1301 include communication/ leadership styles, leading and diversity, visioning and strategic planning, relationship building and group dynamics, wellness and stress management, problem solving and decision-making. In addition, students develop cumulative portfolios, deliver presentations and work in teams. Guest speakers from business, industry and academia share their leadership experiences and the qualities they seek in potential leaders.
This course may qualify for university transfer as an elective.
There are numerous benefits for engaging in leadership development.
- Students can add Servant Leadership Development to a resume and to applications for scholarships and special awards.
- Students learn leadership tools such as goal setting, decision making, team building, conflict resolution, communication, stress management, visioning and strategic planning.
- Students learn about themselves through leadership style assessments and team dynamics.
- Students build personal portfolios for future job applications and build professional relationships through networking with business, industry, government, academic and service agencies.