Center for Leadership Development

The Center for Leadership Development (CLD) seeks to develop comprehensive leadership programs and recognizes the need to make intentional leadership development opportunities available to all students through coordinated campus-wide efforts.

The CLD does not subscribe to one particular leadership theory or model of development, but continuously evaluates national program trends to offer UCA student a diverse selection of opportunities and experiences. Current leadership development programs explore several different leadership models including: Servant, Emotional, Social Change, and Civic Engagement Models.

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A yearlong series of workshops which give students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by attending sessions on the topics they find intriguing.




The Clifton StrengthsFinder begins with a 30-minute online assessment that helps students discover their top five talents, along with action items for development and suggestions about how you can use your talents to achieve academic, career, and personal success.




A collection of books and activity guides specifically geared toward helping UCA students achieve their leadership potential and available for any student to checkout.




ideal Freshmen Leadership Team’s goal is to mold a group of high-potential incoming freshmen into the future leaders of UCA, teaching them the skills they will need to be successful, ethical leaders and integrating them into the University’s leadership structure. Office Phone: 501-852-0704




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