Contact Us
Vanessa Christman
LEAP Cohort Director
(610) 526-6594

Ellie Esmond
Director of Service and Activism

Jessica Hollinger Vinson
Associate Director of Experiential Education, LILAC

Leadership Empowerment &

Advancement Program (LEAP)


LEAP’s Intensive Leadership Development Program offers students the opportunity to develop skills that will help them become more effective group leaders, group members, organizational members, and on a long-term basis, better employees. Students participate in an intensive, experiential learning process that will help them develop more advanced leadership skills.

WHEN: Students participate in over 30 hours of workshops as a cohort over one semester. Unless otherwise noted, meetings take place Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 PM.

HOW: LEAP uses a variety of learning techniques such as games, role  plays, lecturettes, group discussion, self-reflection, and journaling. Topics include:

  • Finding Resources for Student Organizations and Budgeting
  • Understanding Your Leadership Style
  • Understanding How Groups Work
  • Building an Effective Team
  • Managing Conflict
  • Strategic Planning for Student Organizations
  • Managing Meetings
  • Project Management
  • Bringing Leadership into Your Resume and Interviewing

Leadership Certificate: Students will be awarded a leadership certificate upon their successful completion of this program.