Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Leadership Concentration


An Ethical Leadership concentration provides students with a meaningful package of leadership content to supplement their existing coursework. This concentration introduces students to leadership theory and its ethical foundations while continually examining the relevance, application and impact of leadership in today’s society. Completion of an Ethical Leadership Concentration allows students to obtain a formal transcript designation with fewer courses and requirements than a full academic minor in the context of a challenging, coherent and meaningful LEAD experience involving coursework and co-curricular efforts.

For additional information and courses in this program, see Leadership, Ethics and Values .

Program Requirements


Requirements for the concentration come in three areas: coursework, applications and portfolio.

Required Courses


Applied Leadership Experience


One of the following:

  • Service in an North Central College organizational leadership position (e.g., student government, residence life staff, service trip coordinator).

  • Service in an North Central College athletic leadership position (e.g., Team Captain).

  • Completion of LEAD 360 - Precepting , or service in some other approved academic leadership position

  • Completion of LEAD 494 - Capstone: Applied Leadership , a LEAD approved internship experience involving significant leadership components.

  • Completion of a College Scholars Honors Thesis (HONR 400 ) with significant leadership and/or ethics dimentions.

Note: Students are encouraged to propose additional leadership applications to satisfy this component of the Leadership Concentration to the Director of the Leadership, Ethics and Values Program.

Leadership Readiness Portfolio


The Leadership Readiness Porfolio (electronic or hard-copy) must include all of the following:

  • Evidence of completion of the Applied Leadership Experience.

  • Copies of no fewer than three major written assignments submitted in one of the leadership concentration required courses.

  • A concluding/capstone personal statement reflecting on completion of your college career and of the Strengths Assessment, not to exceed three pages.

  • A complete resume.

  • Completion of all requirements for either a North Central College B.S. or B.A. degree.