Leadership in a Global Society

We all revere great leaders. There’s a certain poise, a certain characteristic, skill or trait that we cannot quite put our finger on that defines each one. Leadership cannot be characterized into specific criteria but manifests on many levels. Yet, if you put a face to your most admired leaders, you’ll find one clear distinction – they know who they are.

Leadership begins with beliefs and values. Who you are is as important – if not more important – than what you do. An effective leader understands oneself and knows which values are important in forming behaviors that result in others wanting to follow. It is character and confidence that fuels our personal growth which pulls us to our potential.

It takes leadership to make an impact. Leadership propels companies, causes and communities forward. Unlock the proverbial door … and lead the way through.

The Program

ECCEL takes you on a journey of self-discovery and develops your leadership skills and abilities, preparing you to lead and succeed in all aspects of your life – personal, academic, professional and community.

During this transformational program, you will be one of forty select students from four community college campuses sharpening your desire to lead effectively; unlocking a world of opportunities.

This dynamic experience incorporates weekend-long retreats, interactive workshops, field trips, and experiential learning opportunities alongside self-exploration, mindfulness practices and networking opportunities to help you discover your strengths, purpose and voice. You’ll You’ll learn vital communication, collaboration and advocacy skills and explore topics such as ethics, social responsibility and conflict resolution.

Your campus and community then become your classroom, as you work together with your team to implement a Community Impact Project (CIP) that will not only serve a shared mission in response to a community need but will also make positive change in the world.

Applications are now closed for the 2019 – 2020 program year.                                                                              


Eleanor Roosevelt: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 6 Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.