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The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program is a non-credit certificate program dedicated to developing students to become effective leaders. Participants will receive a co-curricular leadership certificate upon completion of the required workshops in personal and/or organizational leadership.

Mission Statement

In support of the College mission, the LEAD Program provides education, development and training that enhances students' personal and professional leadership abilities and prepares them with the knowledge and skills needed for success in an interconnected world.

We believe the ability to be a leader is within all students and will be enhanced through the students ability to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Understanding of self-awareness which includes their values and beliefs; 
  • Understanding and appreciation for diversity; 
  • Develop an understanding of group dynamics including conflict resolution and group decision making processes; 
  • Demonstrate an understanding for ethical decision making and why it is important; 
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and techniques; 
  • Demonstrate an awareness of one's community, and the role and responsibility that he/she plays within their community.

Definition of Leadership

Leadership requires knowledge of self, individual contribution, collaboration with the group, and passion that motivates one to act towards social change. Leaders must be honest, and hold a strong sense of responsibility and commitment towards helping others on campus, at work and in their communities.

Benefits of Student Participation:

  • The program is FREE for all currently enrolled Mt. SAC students 
  • Receive a co-curricular leadership certificate upon completion of required hours 
  • Increase your competitiveness to transfer and apply for scholarships 
  • Build your résumé 
  • Enhance important life skills and career opportunities 
  • Meet new people while developing a connection to the campus 
  • Acquire the building blocks for effective leadership 
  • Supplement your in-class education with out-of-class experience 
  • Become an advocate for change
Questions?  Please contact Donna Balducci-Lopez, Student Life Secretary.

Mt. San Antonio College

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