Leadership Studies

Spring 2016 Collegiate Leadership Competition opportunity for LOS undergraduate students! (Elective credit available!)

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Looking for an LOS Elective or challenging, developmental extracurricular experience for the Spring 2016 academic term?  Looking to stretch your leadership skills, behaviors, and cognitive competencies to the limit?  Please consider the 2nd Annual Collegiate Leadership Competition!


What is it?

Designed by Dr. Scott Allen and Dr. Arthur Schwartz, two professors of leadership from Ohio, the purpose of the Collegiate Leadership Competition (CLC) is to create a leadership “practice field,” one that is analogous to the practice fields in sports or the rehearsal rooms in the performing arts. The CLC is designed to address a gnawing gap in the field of leader development: the lack of a robust “practice field” where student leaders can apply what they’re learning in a context that challenges and stretches them to the boundaries of their knowledge, skills, and abilities.


When is it?

Preparation for the CLC will occur throughout the spring 2016 semester up until the date of the competition, April 8-9, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio.   “Practices” will be held during a mutually convenient time.  However, due to the nature of the competition, practice time cannot exceed 70 hours.  The vast majority of travel costs will be covered by funds from USM’s Title III Grant as a “High Impact Educational Practice.” 


Who can participate?

Any student pursuing a major, minor, or certificate in Leadership & Organizational Studies.  However, only seven students may join the team, and only six can participate in the competition.    


How is it a for-credit elective LOS course?

Team members may register for a 3-credit Independent Study with Dr. Jenkins.


*Please note that it is not a requirement that you register for the Independent Study.  However, this option is available for students who need it.  In any event, if you commit to the competition expect to practice no more than 70 hours and travel to Cleveland in April. 


How can you get involved?

E-mail Dr. Jenkins at daniel.m.jenkins@maine.edu


Want to learn more?

Please click here to view additional information.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Dr. Jenkins.