The Excelencia Leadership Program in Higher Education

The mission of the Excelencia Leadership Program is to empower students to become global leaders by providing the professional skills they need to change their lives and the world around them.


To promote personal discovery and self-discipline in higher education.


To enhance the abilities of students to set goals and outline plans to achieve them, communicate, think critically, and reflect on their observations and experiences in an environment where they can develop these skills professionally.


Students will be provided with a variety of opportunities to develop certain competencies in a professional environment so that learning is taking place during the experiences. The core of the Excelencia Leadership Program is to provide experiences in and strengthen the following competencies on students:

  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Initiative Taking 
  • Active Listening 
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Written/Visual Communication
  • Verbal Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism 


A series of workshops will be provided to the students to strengthen their abilities to develop global leadership skills. 

Educational Trips

Travel will be planned for the students to visit businesses, organizations and agencies.

Leadership Ceremony

An activity will be organized to recognize the successful completion of the program as well as the professional achievements of the students.

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