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If you're looking for opportunities to develop your leadership skills, Century College offers several opportunities for you to shine!

Leadership Development Programs

DUCKS Leadership

An engaging and exciting program, our outdoor initiatives program provides experiential learning opportunities for our students and employees.

A trained facilitator tailors specific activities to your group, which may include icebreakers, problem solving, communication, low-ropes challenges and conflict resolution.

This program also utilizes the woods on the south side of West Campus. Some of the activities are permanent; others will be set up using the natural surroundings.

DUCKS Leadership is offered for classes, departments, clubs, and programs for an hour time frame for a whole day. We will create opportunities to develop student and employee leadership.

DUCKS Leadership Institute

Each Spring we offer an 8 week program (both in classroom or online) in which participants explore their own leadership styles as they interact with a diverse and ever changing world. Graduates recieve participation certificates and will be recognized at the Wood Ducks Award Ceremony. 

Leadership Institute Spring Schedule: Early February through early April.

Previously used course examples:

2018 Spring - Exploring Identity

2019 Spring - Leadership for Social Change

Wood Ducks in the Wild

Wood Ducks in the Wild is a Student Life programming effort, in collaboration with Campus Recreation and DUCKS Leadership.  The program aims to help students explore leadership skills, personal growth, and social awareness. Students will better develop a sense of self-confidence while fostering sensitivity toward the environment, and grow into sustainable citizens. Visit the Wood Ducks in the Wild page for more information!

For questions, contact  Chris Yahnke (651-779-3322) or stop by the Club Center.

Leadership Toolbox

Leadership Library

DUCKS Leadership has developed a library for students to utilize/ develop their leadership skills individually or in group situations, and include many icebreakers and activities to help initiate group interaction.

The DUCKS Leadership library is located in the Club Center, W1210.

DUCKS Leadership Testimonials

Student Testimonials

Ivan said "Wood Ducks in the wild is a fantastic student life program that gave me the opportunity to learn leadership activities. I think it is a great program because thanks to all these  activities, I have achieved many goals in my life and I have met great people that have changed my life as well. I have always had great experiences but most importantly thanks to this program I have the opportunity to continue with my education at Century."

Jenna said "Wood Ducks in the Wild is such an amazing program! I knew nothing about camping or the outdoors when I signed up for the trip to Itasca State Park last summer. After one night sleeping under the stars, I was hooked! Now, I can’t wait to get outside and explore as often as I can. Wood Ducks in the Wild gave me the valuable hands-on experience I needed to get out and plan my own adventures. I’ve had such a great time learning and I’ve made some awesome friends too!”

Faculty Testimonials

Anna said "We have partnered with the team from Ducks Leadership for the past four semesters to encourage team building in our nursing clinical groups.  Not only has it been tons of fun but students get to know each other and their instructors right at the start of the semester.  It's really helped teams get along and work well together at clinical."