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LEAD Program

As emphasized at the 2022 LU Commencement by leading expert Dr. John Maxwell, “we must develop the leader within” if we are to become true Champions for Christ! University life provides many varied opportunities for personal and professional growth, but students must intentionally prepare for such growth; it rarely happens without preparing to do so! Students can register for the LEAD courses.

The LEAD series of courses are designed for just that purpose and includes the following four courses taught in a highly interactive manner:

  • LEAD 110: Introduction to Leadership: Connecting with Others
  • LEAD 112: Self-Leadership Development
  • LEAD 210: The Art and Science of Leading Others
  • LEAD 212: The Art and Science of Culture Change

Dr. Mackey along with the most recent group of LEAD graduates with their certificates and leadership gifts at the end-of-year gathering.

All four courses can be taken within two semesters, complimenting the degree completion plan for all majors! Each one-credit class meets for only 8 weeks and students discuss and complete meaningful activities that develop the confidence and competence necessary to live out SALT & LIGHT roles in their chosen field! Each course includes service projects including letter writing to armed service members, Christmas celebration for urban school children, teaching leadership lessons, and assisting recruitment of future LEAD students.

LEAD incorporates the unique and impactful Habitudes curriculum (growingleaders.com) which provide inspiring biblical insights, encouraging exercises, and practical applications. Former LEAD “graduates” have included captains of NCAA and Club sports, RA’s in dorm leadership, Honors students, Congressional interns, ministry leaders, and developers of non-profits, etc.

Freshman year is the strategic time for students to develop the “leader within” and distinguish themselves for future internships, scholarships, and employers. For further information, contact Dr. Roger W. Mackey at rwmackey@liberty.edu.

LEAD Leadership

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Dr. Roger Mackey
Professor of Education




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