Student Leadership Development Programs

Leadership Development Day

Leadership Development Day (LDD) is a day-long program in the fall providing leadership training for the executive board and active members of student organizations in the Connecticut College community. LDD brings students together to learn the nuts and bolts of managing their organization and the “how to’s” of the College. These important leadership tenets will help you to be more successful in a leadership role and presents the opportunity to network with other student organizations.

This program is conducted on the third Saturday in September. Information is posted the first week of the fall semester.

Emerging Leaders Program

The Emerging Leaders Program for first-year students and sophomores is designed to help you discover your leadership potential through a weekend retreat and a weekly workshop series. This six-week program is available in the spring semester only. Information is sent to students in early fall.

Program objectives for students:

  • Develop a personal philosophy of leadership
  • Develop an understanding of community
  • Learn what experiences and opportunities are available at Connecticut College

Learn more about the Emerging Leaders Program.

Leadership Challenge Institute

Participate in this three-day conference and learn the practices you need to transform principles into actions, dreams into certainties, barriers into innovations and risks into rewards.

This program is offered during the last weekend of spring break for those who have been accepted as sports team captains, housefellows, student adviser coordinators, floor governors, diversity peer educators and other campus student leadership roles. As you prepare for a new campus leadership role, you can attend and learn the practices of exemplary leaders. Please contact your club adviser or coach for more information.

Leadership Common Hour Series

Curious about how others are successful at becoming good leaders? Are you interested in a specific topic of leadership? This is a twice-per-semester program that provides an opportunity for you to learn about the many dimensions of leadership. Watch for individual program advertisements.

Leadership Recognition Program

At the end of the academic year, the Leadership Recognition Program recognizes the contributions and service of students whose leadership roles represent many student clubs and organizations at Connecticut College. It is also a celebration of students’ achievements as they influence, create change, and make a difference in the campus life of the College.

Contact Information:
Email Nancy Sargent,
Assistant to the Dean of Student Life
Dean of Student Life
College Center at Crozier-Williams
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196