Student Leadership Development Program (SLDP)

Student Leadership Development Program (SLDP)

Put theory into action, test your communication and group work skills, and develop a deeper understanding of your personal leadership!

SLDP provides an immersive experience through the integration of competency-building seminars and group project-based learning.
Download our printable 
SLDP information flyer

Why Join?

  • Earn academic units (2 units, Pass/No Pass)
  • Build peer and mentor connections
  • Boost your resume and professional portfolio with demonstrated leadership skills
  • Develop intrapersonal competence, communication skills, your ability to work with others, your understanding of social justice, and your ability to facilitate group achievement

Program Structure

Duration of SLDP is two-quarters (Winter and Spring), not including the prerequisite of the six Leadership Essentials Workshops.

Group Project
conduct campus-focused group work
Topical Seminars
meet with cohort one evening per week
Weekly Assignments
read articles, watch videos, write reflections

2017-18 Schedule

For 2017-18, there will be two cohorts available for registration: one meeting on Monday evenings and one meeting on Thursday evenings.

Monday Cohort:
Optional Meet & Greet: November 27 6:10-7pm
Winter Seminars: January 8 - March 12, 6:10-8pm
Spring Seminars: April 2 - May 14, 6:10-8pm
Thursday Cohort:
Optional Meet & Greet: November 30 6:10-7pm
Winter Seminars: January 11 - March 15, 6:10-8pm
Spring Seminars: April 5 - May 17, 6:10-8pm
Poster Session: May 21st, 6:10-8pm
Certificate Award Ceremony: June 4th, 6:10-8pm

Enrollment Process

Open Enrollment: Sept 25th - Nov 17th, 2017

  1. Complete and submit a pre-assessment form (link will be available on this page starting Sept. 25)
  2. Select either the Monday OR Thursday cohort
  3. Complete the prerequisite Leadership Essentials Workshop Series (six workshops) during Fall 2017
  4. CLL Staff will contact you to schedule a meeting to finalize your enrollment, after which you will be provided the CRN for IST 90

Past SLDS Group Projects

The Student Leadership Development Program is new for the 2017-18 academic year; prior to that, CLL offered the "Student Leadership Development Series."  While there are significant differences between the two, SLDS groups also conducted Group Projects similar to the projects SLDP groups will develop; click the link to learn more about past SLDS Group Projects!