The Center for Leadership and Professional Development
An initiative of the Albert Dorman Honors College Strategic Plan 2014 - 2020, the Center for Leadership and Professional Development was launched in the spring of 2015. The plan for the Center for Leadership and Professional Development is available for
Because leadership and professional development are identified as the next critical competencies for students who excel in subject-based knowledge, the Center is well positioned to provide academic and professional development opportunities for Honors scholars. Click here to visit the Center for Leadership and Professional Development's page.
The Center is founded on the belief that training leaders for the 21st century requires:
- Technical knowledge
- Ability to bring together people to address pressing global issues
At NJIT, we have a unique opportunity to train a diverse student population, proficient in technical skills required to address emerging problems, as leaders who will
- Improve their marketability to future employers
- Take on civic engagement at the global level
To that end, the Center trains student leaders by engaging them in a leadership curriculum that emphasizes practical application of concepts learned through coursework. The Center will partner with stakeholders who can provide students with internships, cooperative programs, or other service learning experiences and will offer seminars and networking opportunities to enhance the leadership skills of the Honors scholars.
The Center for Leadership and Professional Development seeks to develop students into conscientious global leaders who understand the value of ethics, social responsibility, sustainability, and who will champion social transformation within their professions.
To facilitate the growth of Honors scholars as conscientious global leaders, the Center will create teaching, learning, research and applied programs on leadership development across various professions relevant to the specialization areas of NJIT students. The programs developed by the Center will be inclusive, offered to all ADHC students (train-the-trainer) first, and subsequently beyond the Honors College.
The values that will inform the Center are the same as those espoused and practiced by the Honors College. We believe that "Effective leadership is nourished by strong ethical values and we will reinforce this notion by calling on our students to strive to be recognized not only for their integrity and professional excellence, but also for their passion, their compassion, and a deep sense of service to the community."
The values of the Center are:
- PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
- PASSION AND COMPASSION
- SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY