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Texas State Leadership Capstone Program: Step Forward, Give Back


We are excited to announce that that we are accepting applications and nominations for the fall session of the Texas State Leadership Capstone Program: Step Forward, Give Back! We are seeking established and advanced student leaders who have demonstrated effective leadership qualities/abilities and are interested in refining those skills in order to assume greater leadership roles, continue service to others, and promote positive social change at Texas State and beyond.




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Program Format and Benefits

The program consists of seven 3-hour sessions on Fridays (9/19, 9/26, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and one Saturday session/banquet (11/8) with lunch included. The program is FREE with the expectation that selected students make the commitment to attend all sessions.

This course will explore the complexities of leadership, focus on formation of self-identification and self-awareness as a leader, development of applied knowledge and skills, and real-world application of good leadership and followership. Topics will include:

  • Authentic Networking
  • Visionary Leadership
  • Communication
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Leadership Theory
  • Maintaining Wellness and Balance
  • Managing Change
  • Self-Awareness
  • Social Excellence
  • Social Justice
  • Social Responsibility
  • Teambuilding

Qualifications for Applicants/Nominees

Recognizing  that student leaders play a key role both on and off campus, we are hoping to recruit approximately 20 students who have demonstrated leadership qualities associated with the core values of the Leadership Institute through their thoughts, words, and actions. Applicants may be sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students.

A prospective participant for the Texas State Leadership Capstone Program: Step Forward, Give Back may either apply directly or be nominated by a Texas State faculty or staff member. We seek:

  • Leaders who lead with integrity and have a vision for making the world a better place
  • Leaders who are engaged citizens tackling some tough social problems
  • Leaders who value diversity and strive for inclusivity within their organizations
  • Leaders who care about people and strive to build community
  • Leaders who will continue to make major contributions toward social change

Fall 2012 Leadership Capstone Photos