The Leadership Excellence and Achievement Program (LEAP) is an eight week program held each semester that explores the process of leadership through the lens of the Social Change Model of Leadership. Participants are sophomores with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher who complete an application process for entry. Each week focuses on one of the values of the Social Change Model (Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment, Collaboration, Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, and Citizenship). The final week involves a community service project in New York City.
Participants who complete the program receive a certificate of completion, a letter of recommendation (upon request) and recognition at the Student Recognition Awards Ceremony.
I learned that it is better to collaborate with others to accomplish tasks. I usually like to do most things myself but after working as a team to achieve a common goal, I realized leadership does not always mean taking charge. It is knowing when others skills could be useful in different situations to delegate work. The five words that I got after taking the survey really made me work on my strengths and not my weaknesses as we learned its better to do that. – Sara Bozzomo
I learned the importance of collaboration and teamwork from LEAP. Many of the exercises we practiced in class were very teamwork focused, and it taught me how to better work in a team. – Analyse Frezzi