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CarolinaLEAD

CarolinaLEAD is a comprehensive leadership education initiative designed to help students explore, define and practice leadership development.

Educating tomorrow's leaders, today.

CarolinaLEAD is a leadership education program for students consisting of four, eight-week leadership development programs. Whatever your leadership comfort level is, we can help you build on your skills with programs ranging from introductory leadership to organizational leadership.

CarolinaLEAD Programs

Learn more about program instruction and expectations as well as who benefits most from each. If you have questions about whether CarolinaLEAD is right for you, just contact us so we can help you.

Close Family Emerging Leaders Program

The Close Family Emerging Leaders Program is an eight-week introduction to leadership that explores various aspects of leadership and challenges and helps students understand what it means to be a leader at the University of South Carolina. 

Who should participate?
All students are welcome to participate. The program content is most beneficial to first-year, sophomore, or transfer students who are beginning their leadership journey at UofSC.

What can participants expect to learn?
The program is intended to help you develop your own definition of leadership, teach leadership skills, and create an action plan to assist you in applying your leadership skills during your time at UofSC.

When does it meet?
Students will meet once a week on a set day and time in the Russell House University Union.

Service Leaders Program

The Service Leadership Program is an eight-week, service-focused leadership program. Through the program, students can enhance their knowledge of leadership and service, understand how to create meaningful service projects, and explore service outside of the collegiate environment.

Who should participate?
All students are welcome to participate. 

What can participants expect to learn?
The program is intended to help you articulate your personal theory of leadership and how it relates to service; understand how to create a service project that benefits the community as well as volunteers; and understand ways in which service can be made a part of your post-graduate life.

When does it meet?
Students will meet once a week on a set day and time.

Organizational Leaders Program

The Organizational Leaders Program is an eight-week leadership education program designed to provide students who are currently in an organization the necessary skills and experiences that will help them to become successful leaders within those organizations. Throughout the course, participants will engage in discussions and activities centered on peer leadership, conflict management, motivation, team building and facilitation.

Who should participate?
All students are welcome to participate. The program will be especially helpful for students who have recently accepted a leadership position within an organization or student leaders who currently hold leadership positions. 

What can participants expect to learn?
The program is intended to help you understand and practice basic organizational leadership theory; articulate one’s own identity, leadership style, and strengths as it relates to being an organizational leader; and develop a toolbox of technical skills that are relevant to successfully overseeing a student organization such as running meetings and elections, resolving conflict, and encouraging and supporting team members.

When does it meet?
Students will meet once a week on a set day and time.

Professional Development Certificate Program

The Professional Development Certification Program is a self-paced, eight-module online program designed to engage all student employees, both on-campus and off-campus, in learning more about how their specific employee experience at the University of South Carolina benefits their personal and professional careers after they leave college. Throughout this course, participants will engage in discussions and activities centered on decision-making and conflict analysis, data processing, self-assessment and reflection, and marketing experiences to potential employers.

Who should participate?
All students are welcome to participate. 

What can participants expect to learn?
The program is intended to help you understand and practice professionalism, communication and self understanding. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will gain valuable workplace skills and earn a professional development certificate.

When does it meet?
This is a self-paced, eight-module online program.

 

When I signed up to participate in the Close Family Emerging Leaders Program I expected to add some more lines to my resume, I didn't expect to change my whole view on leadership.

— Annalise Bowen