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HHD will offer a co-curricular experience this spring for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students looking to develop their leadership skills in a structured and supported environment. Our collegewide program seeks a cohort of 30-40 students, with about 4 or 5 students representing each HHD academic unit.

Activities will comprise of:

  • “Leadership In Action” travel days to meet local, regional, and state leaders working in private and public HHD related sectors ( all day trips + brief reflection papers)
  • 1 student led project
  • Project presentations at the end of the semester
  • End of semester recognition event

An HHD Leadership badge may be earned by students satisfactorily completing reflective papers and presenting at the end of the semester.

Emerging Leaders Initiative 2024 Dates for Leadership in Action Days (tentative)

  • Friday, January 19, 2024: Personal Leadership Skills at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
  • Friday, February 9, 2024: Community Leadership at the State College Municipal Building and 3 Dots
  • March, TBD: System Leadership in Harrisburg, PA
  • April 26, 2024 (morning only): Leadership Project Presentations and Discussions with the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Board
  • Dates are approximately 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, unless noted otherwise. Participants in the Emerging Leaders Initiative will be provided an excused absence note from the HHD Associate Dean's office for each day.

Other 2024 dates of importance

  • April TBD (Program celebration event)