Leadership Enrichment Program

Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College Leadership Enrichment Program

Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College collaborate to provide an interactive leadership program to help staff and faculty enhance leadership competencies and embrace the challenges of leading in a post-secondary environment.   

The Leadership Enrichment Program is designed to

  • Increase self-awareness about individual leadership style, skills, and impact on others
  • Improve communication, conflict resolution and management skills, and relationship-building skills for inspiring, engaging and motivating other team members
  • Build campus-wide networks and increase understandings, partnerships, and alignment with FGCU’s and FSW’s missions

Students will design a capstone project that demonstrates understandings about the skills learned throughout the program.


The program focuses on five themes

1. Leaders as models. Great leaders demonstrate excellence and encourage others to follow goals, adopt principles about how others should be treated, and create opportunities for success.

2. Leaders inspire a shared vision. Great leaders have a clear vision about what the future should hold, are passionate about that ideal image, and get others excited about sharing in working towards that vision.

3. Leaders as change agents. Great leaders are innovative, take calculated risks, are strategic decision-makers, and learn from mistakes and failure.

4. Leaders as collaborators. Great leaders are strong team builders and understand the value of respect, strengthening and empowering others, and fostering collaboration.

5. Leaders are principled. Great leaders have strong, positive values and demonstrate principled decision-making and actions.


Students must commit to attending all 8 sessions.

  • September 27, 2019

  • October 11, 2019

  • November 1, 2019

  • November 22, 2019

  • January 10, 2020

  •  February 7, 2020

  •  March 6, 2020 

  •  April 3, 2020 


Program participants must:

  • Be employed full time at Florida Gulf Coast University or Florida SouthWestern State College.
  • Have at least an Associate’s degree.
  • Make a commitment to attend all sessions of the program.
  • Have permission from their supervisor to participate in the program.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must complete the application, provide a personal statement and a recommendation from their supervisor. Applicants will be selected based on their personal statements and the recommendation from their supervisor. 12 participants will be selected from both FGCU and FSW.

Please view/print/download application for 2019-2020:

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