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Leadership Exploration ATP

The Leadership Exploration Living-Learning Community is open to students in all majors and who have an interest in exploring and developing their leadership skills. Students living in this community will join other students who share a mutual interest in becoming involved and active citizens in the campus community. A variety of dynamic programs, activities, and events focusing on the topic of leadership will be offered to all students living in the community. By participating in the optional ATP seminar, for credit, students will explore theories of leadership and develop an understanding of the skills needed to become an effective leader. Students will assess their own leadership skills and styles in order to formulate a leadership path. Students participating in the ATP seminar will also have the opportunity to begin taking workshops at the Center for Leadership Learning which can then be applied towards the Student Leadership Development Series Certificate. Completion of the certificate will enhance a student's leadership portfolio for a job, internship, and graduate school application.

Photo: UC Davis Leadership program students participate in a leadership challenge course

Examples of Past Programs

  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Field Trip to the State Capitol
  • True Colors Leadership Skills Assessment
  • Field Trip to the Leadership Challenge Course at Sacramento State University
  • Leadership Opportunities at UC Davis

Example Syllabus

Student Quotes

"I am living on the leadership floor. The program has given me many opportunities to grow as a leader and explore many different aspects of leadership. The living-learning community overall was very worthwhile in my opinion and positively impacted my experience at UC Davis."

"I was a part of the Leadership ATP class on my floor for the Fall Quarter and it was a great experience. I received knowledge about leadership all the while connecting with others who lived in the community."

"The leadership programs are very helpful. I attended a workshop about being a leader as a woman and it was very helpful. It takes determination and bravery to stand up to do things that normally I would have not done."

Optional ATP Component

An ATP component is available. By participating in the Leadership Exploration ATP seminar series, students explore theories of leadership with engaging faculty and staff speakers, and develop an understanding of the skills needed to become an effective leader. Students will assess their own personality in terms of leadership skills and style in order to formulate a career and leadership path at UC Davis. They will spend time with student leaders to learn about their experiences with campus leadership. Moreover, students will begin to apply the knowledge they have gained to new situations.