LEAP-ing into Leadership at LIM
June 16, 2016
LEAP (Leadership Education & Achievement Program) is an eight-week program designed by Dr. Christopher Conzen, Assistant Dean of Student Life, which explores what it means to be a leader. It’s open to LIM sophomores with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Participants in LEAP will be able to apply the seven values of the Social Change Model of Leadership to their involvement in activities both at LIM College and in their day-to-day lives, says Dr. Conzen.
“They will also be able to recognize themselves as involved in the leadership process regardless of title or position.”
Each LEAP program ends with a community service project. Last fall, students worked with clients at Bottomless Closet on styling and selecting workplace attire.
Sara Bozzomo (’18), says that by participating in LEAP she learned that it’s better to collaborate with others to accomplish tasks.
“I usually like to do most things myself, but after working in a team to achieve a common goal, I realized leadership does not always mean taking charge,” Sara says. “It’s also knowing when others’ skills could be useful.”