The Chancellor’s Leadership Program is a four year interdisciplinary, co-curricular cohort based leadership development program based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. The Social Change Model uses the 7 C’s (Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment, Collaboration, Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, and Citizenship) as guiding values in creating positive change within our communities.
First year students apply for admission into the program during the fall of their first year. An online application, recommendation and an interview are all required for consideration for the program. During the selection process, the student Steering Committee and Leadership Center Staff review applications and conduct interviews seeking candidates that exemplify individual leadership qualities, collaborative leadership experience in activities and pursuits, and responsible citizenship through community engagement and development.
Each new CLP cohort is assigned to an advisor to aid them in their development throughout the program. Advisors are TCU Leadership Center staff and provide coaching, encouragement, facilitation and resources for CLP Fellows.
Advisors work closely with their cohort by facilitating seminars, meeting individually, attending CLP activities and retreats, and working diligently to build relationships and vest in the interests of their CLP Fellows. The advisor relationship creates a unique opportunity for Fellows to explore their talents and passions, receive feedback and support for their ideas, and to be challenged to exceed their own expectations.
Throughout the program, Fellows engage in activities such as retreats, cohort community development projects, conferences and workshops, and an intentional series of seminars.
In their junior year, CLP Fellows will declare a community Legacy Project that they intend to design and implement in a community they identify. This experiential learning piece allows each Fellow to live the curriculum by researching and investigating a need in their community and how to implement positive social change fueled by their passion. At the conclusion of their CLP experience, CLP Senior Fellows participate in a Legacy Ceremony to present their Legacy Projects. Each graduating Fellow receives a medallion in recognition of their efforts and commitment to seeking personal leadership growth and a greater purpose in their communities.
Since its inception in summer 2004, CLP has generated opportunities that allow students to follow their passion and align it with their academics, relationships and activities. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, CLP generates unique, challenging and progressive conversations that encourage individual and group development. CLP Fellows graduate with a sense of responsibility to their community and a passion for changing the world.