Leadership Studies

This innovative program introduces leadership theory and develops leadership skills necessary for current and future leaders in society.

The course is open to seniors who seek to develop and enhance leadership skills.  The course is taught by the Director of Leadership Studies and “co-taught” by community leaders who contribute to class lectures.

In the first semester, students meet daily as a class to study communication, ethics, and the philosophy of leadership.


In the second semester, students demonstrate leadership development through the completion of a practicum within a professional context in the community.


Students are required to complete an independent practicum assignment in the professional context of the community in the spring. Students meet weekly in the spring semester to discuss challenges, successes, and reflection as a group. Students meet individually with the program director to ensure progress. Completion of the practicum includes a written reflection and oral presentation.

Joining us this year:

Mr. Mark Skala
President & CEO Cape and Islands United Way

Ms. Stacie Peugh

President & CEO YMCA Cape Cod

Judge Therese Wright

District Court Judge Barnstable District Court

Ms. Christen O’Malley

President & CEO Cape Cod Foundation

Ms. Lauren Barker

CEO Cape Cod Young Professionals

Mr. Jere Doyle

Exec Director Center for Entrepreneurship Boston College

Ms. Lisa Oliver

President & CEO Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
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