Wilmington College

Leadership Program Guidebook

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Top 16 Undergraduate College Leadership Program

First-released in March 1997 at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Decennial Convention in Chicago, this comprehensive guide covers the what, how, and why behind the Wilmington College Leadership Program. Fran taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Leadership at Wilmington College (Ohio) and served as the consulting director for the Wilmington Leadership Institute from 1995-1998. During this time, Wilmington College was recognized by the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP) and the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) as one of the top 16 undergraduate college leadership programs in the U.S. The program was also selected for inclusion in the Center for Creative Leadership Education: A Source Book of Courses and Programs (7th Edition).

This guide shares a number of real-world examples of how Wilmington College and the surrounding communities of people, schools and organizations came together to make something happen. That something was designed to increase the opportunities individuals had to effectively take the lead in a meaningful way. Covers a complete overview of Wilmington College’s approach to leadership development including:

  • Implementation of the Social Change Model and the 7Cs
  • Leadership retreats for area Jr/Sr High School students
  • Three years of leadership course syllabi with references
  • Five different class leadership project examples
  • Four different individual leadership project examples
  • Actual forms, letters, articles, and flyers used
  • Leadership minor program description & course lists