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All students are encouraged to apply to the Student Professional Development & Leadership Program. This program is an excellent opportunity to continue to develop your leadership skills and network with the other leaders on campus. All students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in order to apply to the leadership program and/or attend professional conferences.
Are You Interested in Developing Your Leadership Skills?
RACC offers an excellent opportunity available to students who are interested in learning how to become leaders. The Student Professional Development & Leadership Program is a year-long learning curriculum that offers educational opportunities to explore, identify, develop and enhance their leadership potential. The program has four main components and kicks off with the Spring Leadership Retreat Weekend, followed by a Summer Leadership Institute, Fall Leadership Retreat Weekend and a Winter Leadership Institute.
While we encourage you to attend the entire program to gain the most from this experience, you may choose individual components, as appropriate for your schedule and interests as long as there are openings available. Students who attend a session will be given preference for the next session.
All students who are accepted into the leadership program will receive a full scholarship to cover costs of the program/component. We also offer the opportunity to win some great prizes throughout the year.
For more information, please contact Sue Gelsinger or call 610-372-4721, extension 5206 or stop by the Student Union Building (SUB) 112.
- Leadership Brochure - PDF 1.93MB
- Leadership Program Application
- Faculty Recommendation Form
- How to Fill Out/Submit Forms - PDF 162KB
Students interested in applying to the Student Professional Development & Leadership Program must meet the following criteria:
- have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
- be a current credit student.*
- submit a completed faculty recommendation form from a faculty member whose class you have taken (required for first-time applicants).
- submit a completed leadership program application (required for first-time applicants).
- submit a short essay (required for first-time applicants).
- attend a mandatory information session (required for retreats).
*New students beginning summer session may be accepted into the summer program - eligibility for the Fall Retreat will be based on summer session GPA. New students in fall semester will be required to enroll in a Pre-Fall College Success Strategies course, ORI 102, to be considered for the Fall Leadership Retreat.
2012-2013 Academic Year Program
The Spring Retreat will be held June 7-9 at Stony Acres and will focus on strengths building, teamwork and communication. The trip leaves RACC on Friday, June 7 at 8 a.m. and returns Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. All students who are accepted into the leadership program will receive a full scholarship for the retreat including materials, transportation, food and lodging. Leadership applications are due by May 10.
Summer Leadership Institute
The Summer Leadership Institute will run from July 12 through Aug. 16. Watch for more details to come.
The mission of the Student Leadership Program is to provide students with educational opportunities to explore, identify, develop and enhance their leadership potential. Students will work to attain the skills needed to fulfill their responsibilities as citizens of the college community. Additionally, students are encouraged to seek positions within the community at large where their leadership skills can continue to be developed and used to advance the mission and goals of any organization, thus contributing to the process of life-long learning.