Whether you aspire to run a company, lead teams or excel in your chosen field, Drake’s hands-on undergraduate concentration in leadership will bring you the skills you need to succeed. The undergraduate, interdisciplinary concentration in leadership education and development (LEAD) is open to students in any academic major.
The LEAD Concentration will elevate your ability to make significant contributions in whatever career path you choose. Through the program you will learn to challenge yourself and others to develop a shared vision; influence individuals or groups toward the ethical achievement of common goals; improve your ability to manage change; deal with conflict toward a positive end; and gain essential skills that are key to elevating yourself in your profession and community.
The LEAD Concentration includes 20 credit hours of traditional and experiential courses that combine instruction and skill development. The capstone experience, LEAD 190, is an immersion experience that places you in a new organization, community or association locally or internationally where you will add value by influencing individuals or groups toward common, attainable goals.
You will also be paired with a mentor, selected based on your career aspirations and skill needs, who will work alongside you to help you translate classroom and experiential learning to the real-world work of leadership. Experiential opportunities are customized and varied. These include projects on campus and in the community as well as projects around the world with non-governmental organizations, orphanages, schools, and other entities.
Careers and Internships
Experiential opportunities as part of LEAD are not intended to replace traditional internships, but to serve as an additional enhancement to them. Careers and internship possibilities are as varied as the students who take the concentration.
The Concentration in Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) is a 20 credit-hour concentration open to all students from any academic major.
LEAD Concentration Curriculum
Students admitted to the concentration will adhere to the following criteria:
For More Information
To discuss your possible interest in adding this concentration please contact Professor Tom Westbrook at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 515-271-3078.
May 1 - Enrollment deadline for first-year students
August 4-8 - Iowa Private College Week