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Student Leadership Program


Cavalier Leadership Development Program

Cavalier Leadership Development Program (CLDP)

CLDP is a 10-week leadership program designed to empower students to be people of influence in their professional and academic environments. Featuring workshops, guest speakers and practical training, CLDP will help you stand out as a capable leader, both now and in the future.

Be Empowered to Lead Relationally

Leadership is an essential skill to possess in today’s market, whether your pursuit is entrepreneurial, academic or industrial. Having the ability to influence and relate positively with people around you will allow you to emerge from the crowd, and will bring new opportunities your way. The goal of CLDP is to develop these skills in you.

Good leaders are relational, responsible and reproducing. Each session will equip you with the tools and training necessary to grow in these areas, and give you confidence when you step out into your career or four-year college. 

At the end of the program, you will be awarded a Leadership Certificate by the college – a unique resume builder that will set you apart from other graduates and transfer students.

Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule

Contact Keith Davenport, manager of Student Activities and Leadership Development, by email or by phone at 913-469-3433 to notify him that you plan to participate, to sign up for email updates or for additional information. To join the class, simply attend the first session.

The time and location for all programs is 12:30-1:45 p.m. Tuesdays in the CoLab, OCB 100. The first workshop is Jan. 30.

Speaker Lineup

Jan. 30 - Keith Davenport, manager, Student Activities and Leadership Development
Core Principles of Effective Leadership

Feb. 6 - Chris Gray, executive director, Marketing/Communications
Building the Right Team

Feb. 13 - Elisa Waldman, regional director, Small Business Development Center
Investing in Professional Relationships

Feb. 20 - Dr. Mickey McCloud, vice president of Academic Affairs and CAO
The Tension of Expectations

Feb. 27 - Kim Manifold, manager, Technical Support Center
Strengths & Relationship Dynamics

March 6 - Mitch Borchers, associate vice president, Business Services
Initiating and Navigating Change

March 20 - Karen Martley, vice president, Continuing Ed and Organizational Development
Balancing the Professional and Personal

March 27 – Mary Nero, associate counsel
A Leader without a Title

April 3 - Anne Turney, manager, Student Life and Leadership Development
The First Days of Leadership

April 10 – Rick Moehring, dean, Learner Engagement
Leading for Transformation