What is LIVE Leadership?


The LIVE (Launching Integrity, Values, and Excellence in Leadership) Program prepares future leaders by providing a base level of leadership training and development as well as opportunities for mentorship and practice.  The goal of the program is to help students develop into well-rounded student leaders prepared to take on opportunities at UCCS and in the community.  Students will have the opportunity to take what they learn in the fall and spring semesters and apply that knowledge to leadership roles the following academic year. 


Applicants to the LIVE program must be able to commit fully to all aspects of the program.  Please contact Sabrina Wienholtz, swienhol@uccs.edu, with any questions about the program.  Additionally, there will be an information session held on Thursday, October 3rd in University Center room 309 from 6-7pm.

How can LIVE help you?

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain better self-awareness of their individual abilities and values as they relate to leadership.
  • Students will challenge their assumptions of what it means to be a “good leader.”
  • Students will explore leadership through service.
  • Students will understand the rewards and challenges of leadership.
  • Students will gain an understanding of how diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice relate to leadership roles.
  • Students will make connections with student, staff, and faculty leaders on campus.
  • Students will cultivate relationships with leadership mentors.
  • Students will leave the program with the motivation and the ability to further their own development as leaders and to make an impact at UCCS and in the community.

Participants Will Receive

  • A LIVE Leadership polo shirt
  • A certificate of completion signed by Vice Chancellor of Student Success and Enrollment Management, Homer Wesley
  • Recognition Cords to be worn at graduation
  • Recognition at the fall 2014 LIVE Program Recognition banquet

What is your Commitment to LIVE?

Spring Semester 2014

  • Attend semi-weekly seminars on various leadership topics including:
    • Ethics
    • Servant Leadership
    • Decision Making
    • Leadership Approaches
    • Diversity, Identity and Society
    • Public speaking
  • Meet at least once with the Assistant Director of Student Life and Leadership
  • Identify and meet at least twice with a leadership mentor
  • Participate in at least one additional development activity
  • Participate in at least one student club or organization
  • Attend the annual ROAR awards celebration

   Fall Semester 2014

  • Continue participation in at least one student club or organization in a leadership role
  • Meet at least once with the Assistant Director of Student Life and Leadership
  • Meet at least twice with a leadership mentor
  • Attend the Student Leadership Conference offered through the department of Student Life and Leadership
  • Participate in the LIVE fall service project
  • Attend LIVE program recognition banquet



Meetings with the Assistant Director
Meetings will serve as points of individual contact and coaching throughout the program.  Students will discuss their leadership role(s) on campus and future plans for involvement. 

This two day experience will provide an introduction to the principles of leadership.

Seminar Sessions
Semi-weekly team meetings covering various aspects of leadership development and practice.  Seminars will be held on Thursday evenings from 6-7pm throughout the spring 2014 semester. 

Mentor Meetings
Students will identify a leadership mentor on campus or in the community. 

Additional Development Opportunities
Other events with a leadership focus offered on campus and in the community.  Examples include OSA speaker events, opportunities through academic departments, and service learning.

LIVE Fall Service Project
Service project planned and executed by the LIVE cohort.  Open to all students.

LIVE Program Recognition Banquet
Dinner in celebration of cohort members and their accomplishments. 

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