Leadership Initiatives

Bauer Leadership Council

Program Overview

The Bauer Leadership Council (BLC) is an arm of the Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program designed for student organization officers. The program is a semester long with applications being reviewed in early September for the fall semester, and late January for the spring semester. Chosen applicants will meet on seven Wednesdays from 4:30pm – 6:00pm throughout the semester. The program is based on well-known programs such as StrengthsQuest by Gallup and the Leadership Challenge, a widely recognized leadership model based on qualitative research with middle and senior managers. This model is outlined in the book Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. Five of the meetings will cover the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership, while the other two review the assessments StrengthsQuest and the Student Leadership Practices Inventory. The goal of all Bauer Leadership programs is to instill PRIDE in our students.

  • Passionate
  • Resilient
  • Interdependent
  • Daring
  • Exceptional

The BLC focuses on providing practical knowledge of professionalism; tools for effective decision making and communication; to help students discover their strengths and how to leverage their personal leadership talents to be effective and influential; and to enhance students capacity to lead ethically and effectively all while being in the service of others. Because of the makeup of members in BLC, there is an additional emphasis on applying lessons to student organization leadership and the importance of collaboration between organizations.

Program Requirements:

  • Enrollment in/completion of GENB 3302 (formerly 2301)
  • Current officer in a Bauer Student Organization
  • Application process

As a part of the Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program (TBLCP), the Bauer Leadership Council (BLC) utilizes the Student Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner along with assessments StrengthsQuest and Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI). The following are the dates and times for the BLC meetings. Each meeting will be held on a Wednesday from 4:30pm – 6:00pm in the UCBB Room 510.

BLC Meetings:
  • 9/18 – Model the Way
  • 9/25 – StrengthsQuest Workshop (Strengthsquest assessment must be completed prior to workshop)
  • 10/9 – Inspire a Shared Vision
  • 10/23 – Challenge the Process
  • 10/30 – Enable Others to Act
  • 11/13 – Encourage the Heart
  • 11/20 – SLPI workshop (Student Leadership Practices Inventory should be completed prior to workshop

In addition to the meetings, participants will plan and facilitate a community service project, and will have a group case study assignment.