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Leadership Education and Progress (LEAP)

LEAP Logo Open to all students at The University of Texas at Austin, Leadership Education and Progress (LEAP) is a free leadership development program focused on building an ethical and socially responsible foundation of leadership.

This fun, interactive six-week workshop series provides the knowledge and tools to prepare students for leadership on the Forty Acres and beyond. This is an excellent opportunity for students to establish a professional network of peers, receive coaching from a peer mentor, and learn leadership practices in a hands-on setting.

Participants in the LEAP program will benefit from:

  • Developing a foundation for leadership rooted in current leadership research
  • Learning to engage as an ethical and inclusive leader
  • Building a professional and social network of peers
  • Creating a leadership action plan to guide their student experience

LEAP meets once a week for six weeks. In the Spring 2020 semester, there will be four session options available to participants:

Orange Cohort:
Mondays from 5pm-6:30pm - 2/10-3/23 (no session on 3/16)

White Cohort:
Tuesdays from 5pm-6:30pm - 2/11-3/24 (no session on 3/17)

Navy Cohort:
Wednesdays from 5pm-6:30pm – 2/12-3/25 (no session on 3/18)

Gray Cohort:
Thursdays from 5pm-6:30pm – 2/13-3/26 (no session on 3/19)

The LEAP Program culminates on Wednesday, April 1st with a graduation celebration for all four cohorts. In order to graduate as an Exemplary Leader, you must attend all six sessions. Advanced Leaders must attend 3-5 sessions.

The deadline to register for ALL cohorts is 11:59PM on Friday, February 7, 2020 but spaces are limited.

Questions? Please contact our office at or 512-232-5163.

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