The LEAD (Learn, Engage, Apply & Develop) student leadership program is designed to train up leaders, giving students the opportunity to explore and develop their leadership potential. The LEAD program is open to all Trevecca students.
The workshops are designed to prepare students for the responsibilities of leadership and service in the university setting and in the world. LEAD workshops are 50 minutes in length and are a blend of leadership development seminars and small group discussions and experiences.
Profiles in Leadership
Profiles in Leadership provides a unique opportunity to learn lessons of leadership from leaders in different fields. This series will include speakers who will tell their story, including Trevecca alumni and other established leaders in their various fields. The speakers will reflect on critical choices in their personal and professional lives, sharing their experiences as a Christian leader. Profiles in Leadership presentations allow the guest speaker a one-hour session of presentation that includes a question and answer time. Following the presentation, students will have an opportunity to talk with the guest at a more informal reception.
Near the end of the spring semester, students can participate in a Leadership Symposium which consists of TED Talk style student-led presentations on leadership. Presenting in this program is a requirement of the Distinguished Leader Distinction program.
Distinguished Leader Distinction
As a Trevecca student, you have a great opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills, network with other leaders, and grow personally and professionally—all while building your resume! All students are offered the opportunity to earn a Distinguished Leader Distinction showing they have successfully completed the Trevecca Student Leadership Program.
To qualify for the Distinguished Leader Distinction, students must complete the following during the academic school year:
- Attend a combination of 7 leadership seminars (LEAD and Profiles in Leadership)
- Participate in at least 2 service opportunities
- Present a leadership paper at Leadership Symposium in the spring semester
Positional Leadership Opportunities
Taking seriously the university mission of “leadership and service,” there are many ways for students to gain experience and serve as campus leaders. Some positional leadership opportunities include: Peer Mentor, Residence Hall Association, Resident Assistants, Student Government Association, small group leadership and club leadership.
Leadership Summit/LEAD Week
Student leaders return to campus a week prior to classes to participate in Leadership Summit and LEAD week. Leadership Summit is a wonderful off-campus leadership and team building retreat where all positional student leaders go to a retreat center and participate in low-ropes initiatives, leadership seminars, Trevecca history lessons, fun and relaxation, and spiritually bonding times. Positional leadership teams also take a few days for their own retreats and workshops during LEAD week, as well as some combined workshops together back on campus.