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About LDP

At LCC International University we believe that leadership is a process that is ultimately concerned with fostering change. It implies a process where there is movement – from wherever we are now to some future place. Leadership is a purpose filled process which is inherently value based. Our theoretical foundation for student leadership development (Social Change Model) promotes values that are in line with the vision, mission and student learning outcomes for LCC International University (LCC) in the context of the diverse environment of our university:

  • equity 
  • social justice 
  • self-knowledge  
  • personal empowerment 
  • collaboration 
  • citizenship
  • service 

The goal of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) is to provide you with an opportunity for leadership development as you work collaboratively with other students, guided and supported by staff mentors in an experience where your are together in a process of positive social change. 

You will learn through experience.  To be successful, you will receive:

  • adequate orientation and training for the specific student leader role
  • accountability and support from the mentor
  • opportunities for development of leadership values, skills and understanding
  • opportunities for personal self assessment and feedback.

Students who serve at LCC in various student leadership positions make a commitment of time, energy and creativity to the LCC community because they believe in the mission of university and want to contribute to a positive experience for the LCC community. 

Learning goals

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Gain self- knowledge

You will know your talents, values, interests as these relate to your leadership skills.

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Develop Leadership Competence

You will learn know to mobilize yourself and others to serve and work collaboratively.

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Facilitate positive social change around you

You will undertake actions which will help the community to function more effectively and humanely.

LDP 2020-2021

Important dates
  • February 6, 11:30 - 13:30 Coffee Break with student leaders. Mingle time with mentors and current student leaders in Alumni Gallery  
  • February 7: Leadership Applications Due at 17:00 
  • February 9 – February 27: Student Leader Interview Period 
  • March 6: Notifications are sent out to hired student leaders 
  • April 17: Student Leader Awards Ceremony and New Student Leader Orientation in Neufeld Auditorium

In order to be considered  for a leadership position you have to: 

  • Be a full time student at LCC 
  • Have a CUM GPA above 7.0 
  • Not be on academic or disciplinary probation 
  • Commit to 5-15 hrs a week for leadership program
  • Submit the Application before February 7 (Friday), 2020 by 5 pm. Late applications are unacceptable. Only students whose CUM GPA is above 7.0 will be considered for the program.


Chapel Worship Leader

The Chapel Worship Leaders work closely with the chaplain in developing and implementing weekly chapel services. The primary roles of the student leaders will focus on the planning of worship and the discipleship of chapel band members. The student leaders will recruit, train, and lead teams of musicians and sound technicians, and strive to help them grow in Christian faith while fostering positive community. The Chapel Worship Leaders will have the opportunity to grow in their faith by participating in spiritual formation activities and a mentoring relationship with the Chaplain. The student leaders will also grow professionally through continuing worship education and professional development opportunities.

  • Weekly time commitment: 6-8 hrs
  • Max. positions available: 6
  • Start date: August 26, 2020
Position Description
First Year Seminar Leader

First Year Seminar leaders assist new students in their transition to academic and social life at LCC through freshmen-oriented events, FYS classes, and peer mentoring. FYS leaders work closely with the SSC Coordinator to plan and facilitate Orientation each semester and are responsible for leading a group of 18-20 students through the orientation programs. In the fall semester. FYS leaders work with their assigned FYS staff/faculty instructor to plan and lead weekly classroom sessions. In the spring semester, FYS student leaders continue to integrate new students into the LCC community by organizing monthly freshmen-oriented events. FYS leaders will learn in a supportive group environment and will develop competencies in public speaking, leading groups, and teaching.  

  • Weekly time commitment: 4-8 hrs
  • Max. positions available: 11
  • Start date: August 25, 2020
Position Description
Intercultural Leader

This position provides Intercultural student leaders the opportunity to work with an intercultural team to develop, prepare, implement and evaluate its programs. The primary role is to organize events and promote intercultural education on the campus. Intercultural student leaders also serve as intentional student advocates, bringing concerns and conflict to the office of intercultural programs.

  • Weekly time commitment: 5-8 hrs
  • Max. positions available: 7
  • Start date: August 26, 2020
Position Description
International Exchange Leader

This position gives an International Exchange student leader the opportunity to host Asian and European students and to coordinate their orientation to Klaipeda, Lithuania and the Baltics. A student leader helps integrate the incoming students into LCC programs and events. He/she also assists the Program Coordinator with the Baltic capitals trips by leading and managing student groups while traveling. The International Exchange student leader assists in: orientation for incoming foreign students, developing student itineraries, Riga trip and other regional trips. The cost of trips is covered by LCC. 

  • Weekly time commitment: 2-6 hrs
  • Max. positions available: 3
  • Start date: August 26, 2020
Position Description
Study Abroad Intern

Study Abroad Interns have an opportunity to work with the CIE office staff and create the experience for the Study Abroad students who come to LCC for a semester.  Interns are the primary communicators with Study Abroad students, listening to and answering questions, as well as giving important information. Interns also administer systems for group events, activities and excursions and use their unique personalities to convey and dialogue about cultural issues. Study Abroad Intern assist the Experience Coordinator with Russia trip as well as trips to Lithuania & around Baltics. *Cost of all trips is covered by LCC.

  • Weekly time commitment: 2-6 hrs
  • Max. positions available: 5
  • Start date: August 22, 2020
Position Description
Resident Assistant

A Resident Assistant serves as a peer educator and seeks to establish positive relationships with students who live in the residence halls. The Resident Assistant (RA) works closely with a Resident Director (RD) to promote community, care, and engagement. The RA is available to give support to residents and provide necessary information. RAs will be able to developing leadership and professional skills, have opportunity to participate in leadership seminars designed specifically for LCC student leaders, cultivate friendships with teammates, and create events that promote Residential Life learning objectives. Resident Assistants receives housing scholarship that covers their housing fee. 

  • Weekly time commitment: 18-20 hrs
  • Max. positions available: 17 (including alternative RAs
  • Start date: August 19, 2020
Position Description
Discipleship Assistant

Discipleship Assistants (DAs) minister in the halls to residential students*, facilitating opportunities for others to encounter Christ, experience Christian fellowship, and grow in their faith. They do this primarily in three ways. First, they live intentionally in the halls, participating actively on the floor, building relationships with residents, praying regularly for others, extending a ministry of presence and hospitality, and being available for prayer, encouragement, and support. Second, they lead a weekly Bible study and prayer time on the floor. Third, DAs organize 4-6 campus gatherings in the residence hall with a focus on hospitality, fellowship, and worship through music and Scripture.*There is one Commuter DA position available.

  • Weekly time commitment: 6-8 hrs
  • Max. positions available: 15
  • Start date: August 26, 2020
Position Description

Application and Selection

By applying for a student leader position, all student leaders commit to:

  • Uphold LCC’s current behavioral standards
  • Work with and cooperate respectfully with their mentor
  • Actively participate in Student Leadership Training and return to LCC for training as specified by the mentor of the program
  • Take advantage of leadership development opportunities provided by the university, including one-on-one mentorship and conferences
  • Serve the community by participating in and supporting major campus wide events
  • Be on time and actively engaged in all team meetings and events
  • Work towards the goals of the team and the program
  • Set specific goals for personal leadership development with the mentor
  • Exercise good stewardship of LCC resources (computers, printers, money, and etc.)
  • Be accountable for the actions and always remembering that they are role models to other students
  • Represent student leaders and LCC International University respectfully through responsible Social Media use.
Apply to be a student leader in 2020-2021

How will leaders be selected?

All applicants will receive an invitation to interview for their chosen position (first choice). For other positions, interviews are at the discretion of a mentor of the program. Applicants will receive a letter that states whether they have been selected for the program before Spring break. Students that were not hired will be also be informed. Student leaders will need to confirm their acceptance. All new student leaders must attend the new student leader orientation organized by the team of mentors before the current year ends.

Leadership Awards

Every year we acknowledge student leaders during the appreciation event Leadership Awards Ceremony. During this time a number of awards a presented to current and graduating student leaders.

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