The Leadership Lab

Welcome to The Leadership Lab!

As a part of a concentrated effort to build a coherent and robust student development program at Saddleback College -- inclusive of leadership, personal, and professional development – the Student Development Office is offering The Leadership Lab, a casual, drop-in, self-study, co-curricular leadership seminar. The Leadership Lab is constucted to enhance students' understanding and awareness of the following core competencies:  

  • Self-Awareness, Personal Development, and Life Skills
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Citizenship, Social Justice and Responsibility

Students will have the opportunity to reflect upon these three clusters of core competencies via speakers, service opportunities, and TED Talks, all organized to around fascinating subjects from gardening to vulnerability, what we describe as creative correlations.Students will also have access to related literature, blog posts, and a discussion board via The Leadership Lab in the ASG/Clubs Portal.

Participation Requirements

  1. Sign up for The Leadership Lab in the ASG/Clubs Portal.

  2. Watch and reflect upon 10 TED Talks, as presented at Saddleback College via the TED Tuesdays series, all within one academic year.

  3. Participate in one service opportunity. Find great opportunities on September 25, 2013 on the Quad from 10:00am-2:00pm for the Make A Pledge Clubs Rush event. 

  4. Submit a synopsis of each TED Talk you viewed, as well as the service opportunity you participated in, here. Once you request a Co-Curricular Transcript via the ASG/Clubs Portal system, Student Development staff will assess your form submission to verify participation in The Leadership Lab before signing off on the transcript. The Co-Curricular Transcript submission represents the Completion Award for The Leadership Lab. 

Valuable Links

TED Tuesdays (Follow link for full Fall 2013 schedule)

Find The Leadership Lab Online (via the ASG/Clubs Portal)

  • To be eligible for a Completion Award all Leadership Lab participants must sign up for the group within the ASG/Clubs portal.

Leadership Lab Response Form (to be counted toward Completion Award)

  • To be eligible for a Completion Award all Leadership Lab participants must complete this form after all Leadership Lab requirements are fulfilled.