LEAD Fellows are well-trained peer leadership educators who facilitate leadership based workshops for students, student organizations, and in classroom settings. As an extension of the Office for Campus Engagement and Leadership (CEL), LEAD Fellows provide a process for peer to peer education based on the ideas of experimental learning and with a theoretical foundation based on the Social Change Model of Leadership. In order to promote leadership as a collaborative, purposeful, values-based, relational leadership processes, LEAD Fellows focus on programs that engage students with a variety of abilities, and engagement levels, with appropriately designed opportunities to develop their leadership capacity.
LEAD Fellows host a series on one day, off-campus emersion trips throughout the academic year that focuses on a variety of leadership concepts of taught through an adventure based active learning approach.
LEAD Fellows help produce a variety of peer education leadership conferences each year including but not limited to:
- iNSPIRE Emerging Leaders Conference
- Womens Leadership Conference
- Diversity and Leadership Retreat
LEAD Fellows plan and facilitated the annual UNCPinDC Fall Break Leadership Trip. UNCPinDC is a leadership emersion trip that focuses on the concepts of non-positional leadership, followship v. leadership, and small steps towards positive change taught by connecting pre-trip workshops with experiences had while in our Nations capitol.
Becoming a LEAD FELLOW means taking on a high-level leadership experience to engage the campus community through peer mentoring, facilitating group experiences, and sharing a common language of leadership.