Leadership & Engagement

Leadership & Engagement

The purpose of the Center for Leadership and Engagement (CLE) is to facilitate an environment that fosters capacity building through intellectual discussion, building communities, character development and working towards the greater good.  NC A&T has a history of service to the community: locally, nationally and internationally; while taking the lead in education, innovation and social justice. The CLE advances those characteristics across the university community by implementing programs designed for structure and diverse experiences. 

  •  College Commission

Appointed by City Council, the College Commission (CC) will serve as an advisory board to Greensboro’s City Council.

Membership will be a collaborative effort between the City and two representatives of each of the following colleges or universities:

North Carolina A&T State University                   Bennett College
City of Greensboro                                                   Elon Law
 Greensboro College                                                 Guilford College
 Greensboro Technical Community College
 University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The CC will be driven by a concentration on the following 5 key objectives:
1. Develop and share ideas that enhance a vibrant, safe and engaging community.
2. Elevate the quality of off-campus experiences through programming and events.
3. Connect students and recent alumni to the community’s workforce through internships, practicum, job and volunteer opportunities.
4. Enhance opportunities of economic impact through cross-campus collaboration.
5. Serve as a connective/succession piece between the City’s Greensboro Youth Council, Action Greensboro’s synerG organization of young adults, the City Academy and the Parks and Recreation Commission (PRC).

Please contact the Office of Student Development if you are interested in representing NC A&T and would like to apply.  336-334-7792

  • Leadership Synergy Program (LSP)

An undergraduate interdisciplinary leadership development initiative designed to facilitate capacity building among its participants.  Include a 12-hour series of structured leadership seminars focused on leadership and engagement in the African American Community (with emphasis on cultural and social awareness).

  • iLead - Individual Leadership Evolution Across Disciplines, Departments, & Divisions

“Leaders are made not born: Behavioral Theories believe that people can become leaders through the process of teaching, learning and observation. Leadership is a set of skills that can be learned by training, perception, practice and experience over time.”

-Bridgette Hyacinth

iLEAD, …“Begin with the end in mind” - Steven Covey

Gain recognition for your leadership evolution.  Begin tracking student life which includes co-curricular, service and civic engagement activities. Learning outcomes include, workshops, seminars, conference attendance, Lyceums, capstone projects, online certifications, organizational membership, professional and leadership development.

Follow these steps to join iLEAD

  1. Join iLEAD by clicking JOIN NOW
  2. Complete the personal survey and submit
  3. Complete the engagement log and submit
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email from an iLEAD coach

Click link to complete personal survey and engagement log

Join and graduate with iLEAD recognition

Bronze (Click link for details)

Silver (Click link for details)
Gold (Click link for details)
Platinum (Click link for details)

“iLEAD, it’s not about who you are, but who you want to become.” Alonzo Foster – Senior Electronics Technology Major


  • Leadership Lunch Lessons (LLL)

A monthly series of leadership essentials over lunch, for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Participants have an opportunity to meet and network with fellow students, faculty, and staff while developing leadership skills.

  • Women as Leaders

A series that supports leadership development for women by women.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet successful women in business, education, independent sector, politics and health care.

  • Career and Leadership Conference

A campus wide two day career and leadership development event. The Office of Career Services and the Office of Student Development unite to invite corporate partners, alumni and community leaders to present on leadership essentials.  The interactive leadership development experience opens with a formal business etiquette dinner and rallies with an overwhelming and inspirational speaker.   

  • National Leadership Week

A week of engaging leadership activities across disciplines, departments, programs and student organizations.

  • National Society of Leadership and Success

A&T Chapter coming during the 2015 Spring Semester.


For more information on any program above, please contact:

Sharon Hoard
Director of Leadership & Engagement
Office: Murphy Hall, Suite 104 / E-mail: shoard@ncat.edu