TCU LEADERSHIP CENTER

Taking our cue from TCU’s Mission Statement, the Leadership Center prepares individuals to become ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community by providing opportunities to create positive change…in themselves, on campus, in the community, and around the world.

Leadership @Home

While many of us are still remote due to the pandemic this summer, it is important we continue to grow and develop as leaders. We have compiled resources and information to explore new ideas and perspectives here.

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Leadership Scholars

Open to all students, this leadership development program is designed to allow students to learn, engage with leadership concepts, and apply them in everyday life. Students that complete the 5 leadership credits will receive a leadership medallion to wear at graduation.

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Leadership Center Programs

CliftonStrengths gives students and educators the opportunity to develop strengths by building on their greatest talents–the way in which they most naturally think, feel, and behave as unique individuals. Grounded in Positive Psychology, CliftonStrengths is used at more than 600 schools and universities and has helped more than 2 million people achieve academic, career, and personal success (gallupstrengthscenter.com).

Request a Strengths workshop for a class or organization!

Each year the TCU Leadership Center distributes more than 1,000 Strengths codes to members of the TCU community with the goal of creating a unified way to discuss our strengths and personal talents. The “Strengths Philosophy” provides students and educators the opportunity to develop strengths by building on their greatest talents in:

 

Academics – Thrive in your academic career by leveraging your talents to approach your coursework through a focus on what you naturally do well.

Relationships – Viewing your relationships with friends, family, roommates and professors through the lens of strengths can give you a new perspective on how you relate to and understand the people in your life.

Leadership – Learning and emerging as a leader is a process that takes knowledge, skills, and practice. It requires you to be intentional in how you use your talents.

To request your code, please email leadership@tcu.edu.

 

The Leadership Center provides workshops and individual coaching to help connect strengths to coursework, team projects or personal and professional development.

  • Helping teams meet their goals by learning the diverse strengths of their members.
  • Developing a dynamic team that welcomes, values, and leverages strengths.
  • Giving tools and opportunities to develop individual strengths.

Connections helps new students develop leadership skills and build a strong sense of community in their first year on campus. Connections Mentees engage in discussions and activities about their personal values and strengths while creating meaningful relationships with peers and upperclassmen. Mentees have the opportunity to put their leadership skills to test through working together towards a campus-wide project.

For more information email the TCU Leadership Center at leadership@tcu.edu.

The Chancellor’s Leadership Program (CLP) is a leadership development program guided by the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.

TCU campus commons, showing Frog Fountain and Scharbauer Hall..Photo by Jeffrey McWhorter, October 31, 2017

Open to all majors, CLP offers a co-curricular, three and a half year, guided cohort experience for students who commit to learning how leadership development will contribute to their education and their communities.

Students selected for CLP participate in a weekly seminar held on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm that beings in the second semester of their first year and continues through senior year. Throughout the program CLP Fellows are expected to complete a number of activities including identifying their leadership style and strengths, participating in leadership retreats, creating meaningful dialogue with their cohort peers, active community service, and the completion of a Social Change Legacy Project. The Social Change Legacy Project provides students with an opportunity to create lasting social changing in their communities focusing on a social topic of their choice. Fellows are assigned a CLP Cohort Advisor whose role is to facilitate seminars and meet with each Fellow regularly to discuss additional opportunities for personal leadership growth.

CLP APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS

Check back here in the fall for timeline updates on our application process for new students.

  • We will hold information sessions to provide interested students with more details
  • Completed applications are reviewed by TCU Leadership staff and the CLP student Director Board
  • Applicants will be invited to participate in an interview
  • Decisions and notifications will be sent via email
  • The newly selected cohort will begin the program (date TBD)

Application requirements for the Chancellor’s Leadership Program:

  • First year students or transfer students (who are graduating in Spring 2024)
  • Online application, including reference information 

NOTE: Students selected for CLP will be REQUIRED to attend a weekly seminar (on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm).

Dates will be provided if you are selected for the program.

Contact the TCU Leadership Center at leadership@tcu.edu with any questions concerning applications and recommendations.

LeaderKids is a unique service based leadership opportunity for TCU students to act as mentors for 8th graders in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD). By collaborating with Leadership Fort Worth and FWISD, TCU is able to bridge the gap in leadership development of 8th graders. Whether it is in monthly meetings with the 8th graders or through internship/training opportunities with Leadership Fort Worth and the TCU Leadership Center, students will be challenged to grow their knowledge and skills of leadership.

Lead NOW (Network of Women) is a program that builds a community of acceptance and support in which women can be seen as authentic leaders and multi-faceted individuals.  Program advisors along with a Director Board of current TCU Students create intimate experiences for each new cohort of women through personal outreach and a nomination process to invite new students to the program cornerstone retreat.  After retreat attendance Lead NOW members are able to participate in service events, speaker series, and leadership discussions and access the collaboration network with other women’s organizations on campus.

Intentional Dialogue

What is Intentional Dialogue Training?
The mission of Intentional Dialogue Training is to facilitate opportunities for meaningful dialogue among diverse members of the TCU campus in order to support a more inclusive, connected, and vibrant community.