Leadership Academy

As part of the Lois J. Swanson Leadership Resource Center (LRC), the mission of the Leadership Academy is to prepare CSULB students to be the world’s best leaders and maximize their leadership potential with a commitment to serve others. The Leadership Academy program is open to all CSULB students. The Leadership Academy is a curriculum of workshops and experiences designed to cultivate leadership excellence. The workshops help students to enhance their leadership competencies as well as develop their leadership potential. A service learning project of a minimum of 10 hours is also required. 

The Leadership Academy uses the Social Change Model of Leadership Development as the theoretical framework for the program. Developed through the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute, the Social Model of Leadership Development has two primary goals:

  1. To enhance student learning and development in the areas of self-knowledge and leadership competence.
  2. To facilitate positive social change that undertakes actions to support communities to function more effectively and humanely.