The LEAD Academy is a leadership development program at Arkansas Tech. It is designed to prepare students to take on leadership roles within the campus, community, and in their futures by discovering individual strengths and applying leadership techniques. Each of the three phases allow students to examine how they approach leadership and learn skills to enhance their experiences.
The Emerging Phase is a seven week program designed to let students experience a hands on leadership exercise and discover their strengths as well as how to interact with others' strengths. The Emerging Phase is offered each fall and must be completed before students may complete the Advancing or Developing phases.
Applications for the Fall 2015 Emerging Phase will be available during the summer on theLink (log in with OneTech username and password). Applications are due September 10, 2015.
The Advancing Phase is the second phase of the program and is open to those who have completed the Emerging Phase. It is a seven week program offered each spring to help students advance their skills as a leader with emphasis on cultivating successful relationships and developing their own leadership philosophy. Students learn about their social identities, the social identities of others, and the influence each individual has to create a positive social change.
An activity included in this phase is called This I Believe. It encourages students to identify what they believe in as they develop as leaders. Click HERE to read some of their statements.
If you would like to learn more about the This I Believe program, please visit http://thisibelieve.org/.
The Developing Phase is the third, and final, phase of the program. Students participating in this phase must have completed both the Emerging and Advancing Phases. This seven week program offered each fall gives students the opportunity to put the leadership skills they developed in the first two phases into action, by creating and completing a community change project. Students work together in a group to create a positive, sustainable change in the greater Russellville area.
Fall Semesters - Emerging and Developing Phases
Spring Semesters - Advancing Phase