Applied Student Leadership Development Theory & Models: How the LEAD Program in Utah is Changing Students’ Futures
Over 15 years ago, the Centre for the Advancement of Leadership created the L.E.A.D. Program. This session will review the theories and models that create the foundation of the program, the engaged learning elements that make the program unique and sought after, and success factors that have allowed the program to become a critical thread in their university’s tapestry.
Belinda S. Han is the Director of The Center for the Advancement of Leadership (CAL) at Utah Valley University (UVU). While in college Ms. Han discovered her love for the outdoors and spent several summers and winters working in the mountains (which helped to pay her way through college). She graduated from Utah Valley State College, now UVU, in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science and was quickly hired full time in a non-profit organization. She spent 14 years working in the non-profit sector serving in the areas of fundraising, marketing, recruiting, training, outdoor education, volunteer management, and program development. And, she spent 3 years as a 5th grade teacher. Ms. Han completed a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University in August of 2014 and is planning on completing her doctorate, with an emphasis in Interdisciplinary Leadership, from Creighton University in December 2017. Ms. Han joined the CAL team in 2011.