El Centro College- Dallas, Texas

iLead Leadership Academy Initiative

The El Centro College (ECC) iLEAD Student Leadership Academy is a student leadership program that effectively develops civic responsible student and community leaders. The program is designed to connect and engage students from diverse backgrounds to develop and improve interpersonal communication and leadership skills, successfully navigate through college experiences, and become actively engaged student leaders.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students participating in the ECC iLEAD Student Leadership Academy will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective leadership skills       
  • Exhibit professional networking strategies   
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization      
  • Develop methods to bridge cultural gaps
  • Develop/improve interpersonal communication skills
  • Collaborate effectively with diverse communities
  • Create equitable and inclusive campus and community programming  

iLEAD participants work closely with the college community to coordinate various awareness events, community service projects, professional developments, and socially conscious events and activities. In addition, throughout the year it is mandatory that participants successfully complete program requirements that include attending the following educational workshops:

  • Leadership 101/Best Practices in Leadership
  • Effective Communication
  • Civic Learning
  • Democratic Engagement
  • Education Legislation
  • Funding Sources for Community College
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Values and Ethics
  • Professionalism
  • Diversity
  • Self-Motivation
  • Global Research Project