What is DUCKS Leadership?

Dream - Utilize - Connect - Knowledge - Succeed

Ducks provides a range of experiential education opportunities to gain leadership skills through four areas:

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 receive participation certificates and will be recognized at the Wood Ducks Award Ceremony. Visit the Leadership Institute page for more information.

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.

DUCKS Low Rope Course

With engaging and exciting program, our initiatives provide experiential learning opportunities for our students and employees.

A trained facilitator tailors specific activities to your group or program, 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 create opportunities to develop student and employee leadership.

Leadership Library

We have 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 Leadership library is located in the Club Center, W1210.