An Enriching Leadership Experience!
Established in 2005, the Chancellor's Leadership Class (CLC) is an opportunity for first-year students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to achieving their leadership potential. CLC is a yearlong program that will provide you with opportunities to develop and practice the skills, values and knowledge of effective leadership. One of the most exciting aspects of the CLC, however, is the chance to develop friendships and networks with other first-year students who share enthusiasm for leadership and making a difference.
If you are selected for the CLC, you will be enrolled in a three-credit class during both the fall and spring semesters. The class meets twice a week and takes a hands-on approach to learning more about your personal leadership style, teamwork, ethics, diversity, and much more.
CLC's integrated curriculum design is centered on empowerment of others, open-mindedness, a bias toward action, service to the greater good, and the ability to inspire a shared vision.
CLC offers a unique combination of university coursework. Each participant is charged with designing and implementing a team Community Service Project in conjunction with local agencies in the Kearney community. Participants will establish a mentoring relationship with an adult in the Kearney community who will take an interest in their career interests and personal growth. Participants will also explore the concepts of visioning and institutional change through a semester long Vision Project that will address a campus or organizational need of their choice. Through these experiences, participants will be able to develop a personal philosophy of leadership through critical analysis and personal reflection in a Leadership Journal.
Through CLC we encourage scholars to become aware of the resources from the larger community, promote introspection and self-awareness, emphasize community involvement, and drive integrity and an ethical orientation as the basis of leadership.
Experiential Learning Activities
The CLC experience includes opportunities to learn beyond the classroom. Past activities have included a group challenge retreat, etiquette dinner, hurricane relief fundraising project, a local community service initiative, a mentoring program and much more. In addition, class participants have participated together in campus events such as The Big Event and Relay for Life.
Leadership Perspectives Speakers Series
Class participants have guest speakers throughout the semester to gain new perspectives from leaders in a variety of fields. Chancellor Kristensen meets with the class several times over the semester to discuss course concepts and consult with students on their college experience.
" CLC is so much more than a regular college course; it's a class that will change you.
If it doesn't change your life within the first semester, I think you're doing something wrong."
-- Chris Hein, David City
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