Leadership Studies


Ashley Weaver
Leadership Center A-120

MENTOR LEADERSHIP  (S) 11, 12 - Fall semester only

Prerequisite: Consent

Boomerang Project (Link Crew) Mentors receive extensive training that develops their leadership skills as well as providing them with a vision of what it means to be a role model in their high school. Commitments to this program include enrollments in the fall Mentor Leadership class, availability for two-and-a-half-day training sessions outside the school days, participation in five social events that directly involve ALL freshmen, and an obligation to deliver activities designed to inspire, educate, and connect ninth graders academically and socially during Charger Time/Scot Time/Trojan Time. The intent of Mentor Leadership is to establish and maintain a positive effect on ALL freshmen while promoting social connectedness in school that ultimately contributes to academic success. Mentor Leaders are identified through an application process and/or through teacher recommendations that take place during the spring semester. This course may be taken more than once.

LEADERSHIP STUDIES 1  (S) 9, 10, 11, 12

This introductory course to leadership will focus on the habits of effective leadership combined with self-reflection. Students will also explore different models of leadership and leadership styles as well as identify their own leadership style tendencies. Students will plan and execute service learning initiatives in their community. Students will identify an issue on campus and plan for a solution to the issue through a campus action project.


LEADERSHIP STUDIES 2  (S) 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Leadership Studies 1 (1470)

Students will integrate their learning from Leadership Studies I and their continued work in their leadership focus area courses to complete a Community Action Project. Outcomes include the development of individual and interpersonal leadership skills, teamwork and collaboration skills, and an understanding that leadership is more than the exercise of power. They will also learn techniques for embracing and leading change practiced in a semester-long change project that students will conduct with a community partner in their area of focus.



Prerequisite: Must have a 3.0 GPA to meet Washburn’s dual-credit enrollment policy.

A survey of leadership theories and introduction to the academic study of leadership using contexts of the leadership process and case studies.  It requires identifying personal leadership potential and articulating a personalized leadership work-study applying leadership concepts in a Campus Action Project. This college-level course may be taken for dual high school and college credit. The college credit will be granted by Washburn University, which charges a reduced tuition fee for each credit hour.

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