University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Explorations in Leadership

Student Leadership Development

Through the generous support from the W. Norris Duvall Leadership Endowment Fund the Center for Leadership Development offers students majoring in the College of Agriculture Food and the Environment or the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Program opportunities to discover their leadership potential. Companies are looking to hire students who have had a formal leadership development experience while getting their degree. Now is the time to further develop yourself as an effective leader!


Explorations in Leadership (GEN 300) Student Leadership Development logo

Accepting applications for Spring 2015!

Please submit applications to Tara McClintic at by JANUARY 7th, 2015

Explorations in Leadership is a workshop series (one credit) that gives students in the CAFE the oppotunity to develop their competences in the following areas: Personal Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership, Group/Organizational Leadership and Community Leadership.

This program seeks the following requirements:

  • Complete an application
  • Hold a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Take GEN 300- Effective Leadership Skills (1 Credit) –offered every Semester – this is a class made up of 10 separate leadership development workshops and meets in 2 hour time slots. Sample Syllabus
  • Participate for a minimum of one semester in at least one on campus student organization
  • Turn in written reflections for each leadership experience and workshop by the end of the school year in which enrolled
  • See Explorations in Leadership program manual for more details



Loved the class! Class size should be doubled.
People need to know this stuff!”
— Geneeka Brown (EIL Graduate Spring 2014)