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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:

  • Interview current Leaders
  • Leadership in the Movies
  • Readings, Discussions and Debates
  • Museum Scanvanger Hunts
  • ROPES Course
  • Guest Speakers
  • Leadership skills: visioning, resume writing, Communication, ethics and more
  • Team Building Activites
  • 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 of Fall 2021:

      Spring 2021   Leadership Development Courses      
McKinney Campus                
Crse Subj Sec Title CRN Time Days Campus Instructor
CRJU 1301 300 Intro Criminal Justice 10273 8:30-9:45 a.m. TR MC DeBoer, Leroy
SPCH 1311 307 Intro Speech 11307 -11:45 a.m. TR MC Wohead, Judith
Frisco Campus                
Crse Subj Sec Title CRN Time Days Campus Instructor
GOVT 2305 212 Federal Govt (Const & topics) 12682 11:30 a.m.- 12:45 p,m, TR FC StJohn, Debra
GOVT 2306 207 Texas Govt (Const & topics) 13811 1:00-2:15 p.m.  MW FC Hargis, Jessica
Plano Campus                
Crse Subj Sec Title CRN Time Days Campus Instructor
ENGL 1302 009 Composition II 10192 10:00- 11:15 a.m. TR PC Ranta, Lari
GOVT  2305 027 Federal Govt (Const & topics) 11667 11:30 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. TR PC Shipley, Zack

For more information on The Leadership Development Institute, contact:


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