Leadership Experience at Purdue


Thanks to a generous donation from Roger C. Stewart, we are able to offer this first-year leadership opportunity that utilizes CliftonStrengths for students and allows participants to gain tools in order to be successful at Purdue and beyond. This program provides training and coaching for participants to discover their natural talents and to develop their leadership capacity both in and out of the classroom. Participants will also begin their professional journey which will prepare them to secure internships and paid employment in the future.

Information & Registration for the Spring LEAP Retreat

All information below pertains to Fall LEAP programming only


"The LEAP Program has made me a better leader by making me aware of my strengths and how I can use those to be a positive influence in all facets of my life."
- Adam Spieth, Environmental Engineering

Learning Outcomes

By participating in LEAP, students will be able to:

  1. Develop their own definition and practice of leadership.
  2. Discover and articulate their unique talents and how they can leverage them at work, in academics, in organizations, and in relationships.
  3. Identify future goals for their college career and create an action plan to accomplish those goals.

"One new skill I learned from LEAP is to be less afraid when having a discussion
or when asking for help."
- Alyssa Arreola, Genetics

Frequently Asked Questions

- When is LEAP?

LEAP consists of 5 workshops over a ten-week period. The workshops are offered twice a week in the evenings. Students will pick the workshop dates that work best with their schedule at the Kickoff.

- Does LEAP involve any time commitments outside of the workshops?

There is pre-work that students complete before each workshop. This includes online modules, 1-on-1 meetings, and speaker events. Students have flexibility in choosing the options that best suit their needs or interests. Pre-work takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

- How do students get involved with LEAP?

Register for one of the LEAP Kickoffs here. At the Kickoff, you will decide which workshop dates work best for you for the 10-week program.

- What do participants receive for completing the program?

Each student will receive a padfolio, business cards, name badge and certificate upon completion of the program.

- What happens after LEAP?  Is there anything else students get to do?

After completing LEAP, students qualify for the Emily Mauzy Vogel (EMV) Sophomore Leadership Development Experience in the fall of their Sophomore year.

- Who should I contact if I have questions?

Please contact Jesus Romero at 765.496.2452 or email romero28@purdue.edu.


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