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Develop Your Leadership Potential

The Rising Leaders Program is designed to engage Honors students from all academic majors in an experiential leadership development program. Second-year students are eligible to apply in the spring semester.

Selected students participate in four consecutive semesters of programs and activities that are planned around themes of leadership. These themes include: Defining Leadership, Understanding Self, Understanding Others, Planning for the Future, Effective Communication, and Failure & Resilience.

Monthly gatherings are focused on experiential activities which challenge students to apply the leadership themes to their current and future roles. Students also meet regularly with their Center for Personal Development counselor to develop and implement personal goals for their future.

Examples of Rising Leaders activities include:

  • Co-Active Leadership Model Workshop
  • DISC Assessment Interpretation & Discussion
  • The Art of Conversation & Etiquette Dinner
  • Unconscious Bias & Emotional Intelligence Workshops
  • The Role of Creativity in Leadership at 21c Museum Hotel
  • Developing Executive Presence Workshop
  • Nonverbal Impact Studio with UK Opera & Theatre
  • Active Listening & Reflection Retreat at Shaker Village
  • Extemporaneous Speaking & Social Styles Workshop
  • Community Service Project with International Book Project
  • Strategic Planning for Self & Organizations
  • Self-Care Strategies for Leaders

To Apply

Applications are submitted here. Apply by 11:59 pm on March 31, 2024. No additional letters or transcripts are required. This cohort will begin the program Fall 2024.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Anderson.

Application Deadline

Apply by 11:59 pm on March 31, 2024.

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