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Student Leadership Academy

Student Leadership Academy provides leadership training and opportunities for eligible students.

Leaders aren't always born; sometimes they are formed.

Enhance your employability—or the chances of being accepted at a four-year institution—by participating in CVCC's prestigious year-round Student Leadership Academy. Application deadline is Sept. 18.

Take part in service learning projects, learn how to develop a professional portfolio, identify your individual leadership traits, learn how to manage conflict productively, develop critical thinking and decision-making skills and enhance your communication skills.

To be considered for the Student Leadership Academy, you must:

  • Be enrolled in an associate degree program at CVCC.
  • Have clearly demonstrated leadership potential, maturity, and the willingness to accept responsibility in your classes/organizations.
  • Be nominated by CVCC faculty, staff or Administration; or self-nominate by Sept. 17
  • Complete an application due Sept. 18.
  • Have two (2) references submitted.


Benefits of Participation in SLA 2017-2018

  • Leadership training that will make you more marketable as you seek employment
  • Networking opportunities with college and community leaders
  • Leadership resources, including materials, internal and external speakers, and experiential learning activities
  • Opportunities to assist with special events at CVCC, such as registration, campus tours, speakers, Preview, graduation ceremonies, etc.
  • Opportunity to serve as an intern in Student Services and other areas on campus
  • Opportunities to represent the college as a “CVCC Ambassador”
  • “CVCC Leadership Symposium” (An event featuring outside speakers where you will be both host and participant) Certificate of Completion to be presented at Awards Day
  • Opportunity to be nominated for the NC Community College Student Leadership Program in Raleigh and other leadership awards
  • A strong addition to your resume and to your four-year college applications

Enrollment is limited! If applications exceed available slots, interviews will be conducted.

2016-17 Academy Applications Due: September 18


Need more information?


Dr. Dianne Little
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4411


Student Leadership Academy Forms

» Nomination Form (PDF) -- Due September 11, 2017

» Self-Nomination Form (PDF) -- Due September 17, 2017

» Application (PDF) -- Due September 18, 2017

» Reference Form (PDF) -- Due September 18, 2017

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