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Our Program


Board Approved – January 2005

The mission of the Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) is to develop extraordinary leaders.

PLC accomplishes its mission by attracting to the University of Colorado the most outstanding undergraduate students and providing them with academic and real-life experiences that:

  • Refine the habits that leaders need to be innovative, strategic, and service-oriented
  • Implant a deep knowledge of leadership theory, practice, and the contexts in which leaders operate
  • Sharpen the skills necessary to solve problems and lead effectively in a variety of situations

Note: The Dictionary defines extraordinary as 1. “going beyond what is usual, regular or customary” and 2. “highly exceptional; remarkable.”

We believe that:

  • Most critical issues facing our world do not result from a lack of resources or expertise, but from an absence of effective leadership
  • Characteristics and skills of leaders can be developed or enhanced through practice and preparation
  • Leadership training should develop both character and intellectual competence
  • People are inherently creative, love to learn, and thrive in supportive community
  • Challenges of leadership exist on a number of levels: personal, organizational, community, state, national, and global

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