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There’s a leadership program that’s right for you!

We provide leadership learning and development opportunities for all students. We work with you to create leadership experiences that foster integrity, collaboration and self-awareness. Our programs are geared to grow your capacity to lead and to inspire action. As part of the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership, there are multiple ways to be involved with a group, organization or service opportunity.

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LEAD Workshops are engaging, relevant, one-hour sessions open to all students. Online and in-person workshops focus on a variety of leadership topics and skills to foster your personal and professional development.


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The LEAD Team

The LEAD Team is a group of student leadership educators that facilitate leadership workshops and conferences, promote leadership programming, and develop leadership capacity individually and among students.

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Leadership Studies / Minor

Earn a Minor in Leadership Studies which includes 18 hours of courses that explore a variety of disciplines and focuses on the process of leadership.

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Trailhead Experience

The Trailhead Experience is a one-day extended orientation program that prepares incoming students for life at Appalachian State by creating connections, building community, and developing leadership capacity.

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Plemmons Leadership Scholars

Plemmons Leadership Scholars is a cohort based, four-year scholarship program that supports students in creating positive social change on campus and in the local community.

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Leadership in Action

Live on campus in a Residential Living Community that gives you the opportunity to connect with others, develop life-long relationships, and grow as a leader by engaging in leadership and service.

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Global Leadership Programs

LEAD offers global leadership exchange and study abroad programs in partnership with Appalachian State's Office of International Education and Development.

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Leadership Conferences, such as Appalachian Leadership Forum (ALF), are an opportunity to learn more about yourself as a leader through a day of workshops and presentations from leaders in a variety of fields.

Contact Us

Rm. 244, Plemmons Student Union
P.O. Box 32034
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608
Fax: (828) 262-6502

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Visit us or call to find out more about leadership programs!

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