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. Evidence that 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 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 your new network, while being exposed to various leadership styles as you consider your own. You’ll discuss principals of leadership as well as topics such as ethics, social responsibility, communication and conflict resolution.

Your campus and community then becomes your classroom as you take on a leadership role in the culmination of a community impact project leaving your mark on the world.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 – 2019 program.                                                                              


Eleanor Roosevelt: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 16 (1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.