It’s an age-old question: are you born a leader?

Or is leadership developed, or, at different times and through different circumstances, thrust upon you? Are leadership skills more critical for some than others, depending on personal interests, civic involvement, potential career paths…

In short, is this program right for you? Yes! This minor is designed to complement any major you may be pursuing.

First, it’s an interdisciplinary minor, allowing you the chance to gain perspective and pursue interests from multiple disciplines across the university. Next, it combines theory and practice, so that you are grounded in critical thought, skilled in strategic thinking, and then given the chance to translate theory into practice in Leadership Labs from which you choose topics most relevant to you. Finally, you individualize your experience by designing a Capstone Legacy Project that impacts the campus or community in a positive way.

Instructors with deep professional expertise will guide you  as you learn what it means to develop true leadership capacity in you and in others and, in so doing, to help fulfill the JCU mission of inspiring individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region.