Leadership Development Courses & Opportunities

First-Year Leadership Series

The First-Year Leadership Series (FLS) is for first-year Purdue students. This seven session series will explore theorists Kouzes and Pozner’s Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.

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

Ready to commit?  Complete your online commitment card and hold your spot.

Need more time to think about it?  Come to the first meeting on October 20 at 7 PM or October 23 at 7 PM in ARMS 1113 to complete your commitment card.

Schedule:  Each session is offered twice per week from 7-9 PM.

Session 1: Overview – Monday, October 20 or Thursday, October 23

Session 2: Model the Way – Monday, October 27 or Thursday, October 30

Session 3: Inspire a Shared Vision – Monday, November 3 or Thursday, November 6

Session 4: Challenge the Process – Monday, November 10 or Thursday, November 13

Session 5: Enable Other to Act – Monday, November 17 or Thursday, November 20

Session 6: Encourage the Heart – Monday, December 1 or Thursday, December 4

Session 7: Summary/Action Plan – Monday, December 8 or Thursday, December 11

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

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.