Welcome to The Leadership Lab!
As a part of a concentrated effort to build a coherent and robust student development program at Saddleback College -- inclusive of leadership, personal, and professional development – the Student Development Office is offering The Leadership Lab, a casual, drop-in, self-study, co-curricular leadership seminar. The Leadership Lab is constucted to enhance students' understanding and awareness of the following core competencies:
- Self-Awareness, Personal Development, and Life Skills
- Leadership and Communication
- Citizenship, Social Justice and Responsibility
Students will have the opportunity to reflect upon these three clusters of core competencies via speakers, service opportunities, and TED Talks, all organized to around fascinating subjects from gardening to vulnerability, what we describe as creative correlations.Students will also have access to related literature, blog posts, and a discussion board via The Leadership Lab in the Student Leadership Portal.
Student Leader Certification
The Leadership Lab also offers a student leadership certification program. We utilize modules developed by the National Center for Student Leadership. The certification process requires completion of four components. These components will be offered on Fridays in The Leadership Lab. Students must be members of the CSL group and RSVP for and successfully participate in each event to become certified.
* Becoming a Leader of Character
* Interpersonal Skills for a Cohesive Student Organization
* Intentional and Inclusive Community Building
* Prepare for Success: Strategic Planning
* Effective Organizational Meetings
* Event success: Planning and Publicity
* Transforming and Resolving Conflict
* Playing the Part: Roles and Transitions
Sign up by logging into the Student Leadership Portal HERE
(use your MySite or Blackboard login)
General Participation Requirements
Sign up for The Leadership Lab and/or the Certified Student Leader Training in the Student Leadership Portal.
Sign up for specific training events held on Leadership Lab Fridays.
Upon successful substantiated completion of the Student Leader Certification modeules you will be awarded a co-curricular certificate.
When you are ready to print off your Co-Curricular leadership Transcript, the Student Development Staff will assist you!
Get your TED on at TED Tuesdays
Bring your lunch and get inspired with TED Talks in SSC 212 at Saddleback College.