Leadership Development Courses & Opportunities

First-Year Leadership Series

First-Year Students: Avoid the sophomore slump! Get connected and involved now!

The First-Year Leadership Series (FLS) is for first-year (freshmen and transfer) Purdue students. This four session series will explore theorists Kouzes and Pozner’s Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.

These interactive, discussion–based, and reflection-focused workshops will also highlight professionals and their programs from across the Division of Student Academic Affairs.

Students who complete the series will:

  • Experience leadership growth
  • Learn about and gain access to involvement opportunities and leadership programs
  • Enhance their resumes
  • Receive a certificate and an entry on their co-curricular transcripts
  • Finish their first year at Purdue stronger

Ready to commit? Come to the first session in Krach 260 on Wed., April 8, at 5:30 PM or you can sign-up in advance.

Schedule?  Each session is 5:30-7 PM.

Wednesday, April 8, KRACH 260: Overview and Model the Way

Wednesday, April 15, KRACH 260: Challenge the Process

Wednesday, April 22, Third Street 159: Inspire a Shared Vision and Enable Others to Act

Wednesday, April 29, KRACH 260: Encourage the Heart and Wrap-up

The Krach Leadership Center is on the corner of Third Street and Martin Jischke, across for the co-rec.

Questions?  E-mail Brianne Rogers, Coordinator of Leadership Development, Civic Engagement and Leadership Development, at briannerogers@purdue.edu or call 765-496-2452.

What do Fall 2014 participants have to say about it?

“I came to the realization that leaders don’t always have to be the most outspoken”

“I learned how to express leadership skills that I didn’t know existed.”

“The program was very helpful and worthwhile and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

“I feel like I know how to expand my leadership skills more effectively now.”

“I think all the speakers were enthusiastic and offered their own perspective to their presentations.”

“I really liked all the information given to use and I liked how different speakers came in.”

EDPS 30000: Student Leadership Development

Any student can take these 3 credit academic courses in order to explore leadership concepts as you seek to develop yours own leadership identity. The following courses are taught by the Office of the Dean of Students:

  • Foundations of Leadership (offered in Fall & Spring)
  • Leadership in Fraternity & Sorority Life (offered in the Fall)
  • Independent Study in Leadership Development (offered as needed)

EDPS 30000: Leadership Learning Community Courses

These courses are offered only to members of the Leadership Learning Community:

  • Leadership for a Better World: the Social Change Model of Leadership (Fall)
  • Learning as a Way of Leading: Lessons from the Struggle for Social Justice (Spring)

Leadership Learning Community (LLC)
Sophomore students can choose to live in this residence hall community which focuses on leadership as social change.  Students live and learn together through coursework, community service and other engaging opportunities outside of the classroom.  LLC students attend the EMV Leadership Retreat and take a Social Change field trip to Indianapolis (fall) and Chicago (spring) to see leadership in action.  Apply here

  • Call Out: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
  • Application deadline: Friday, December 5, 2014

Emily Mauzy Vogel Sophomore Leadership Experience (EMV)

This optional year-long experience is an opportunity for EMV Retreat participants to continue to explore issues surrounding strengths-based approaches to inclusive leadership and practice leadership and civic engagement in the local community.  Students are able to demonstrate what they’ve learned during a culminating with a case study competition.  Students who complete the year-long experience will be honored at the Student Organizations & Activities Award Banquet.