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Leadership Program


  • Leadership Program
    (202) 885-2308
    Ward Circle Building, Room 250

    Margaret Marr

Mailing Address

“SPA Leadership is learning to lead from the best, with the best. Your peers become your teachers and your best friends.”
-Hannah Murphy (’13)

Curriculum: Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies

First Year

GOVT/JLC-361 Laboratory in Leadership Development I
Weekly class meetings and small group work on social action project. Taken fall and spring first year for 1 credit hour each term.
Fall 2013 | Spring 2014

Second Year

GOVT/JLC-362 Laboratory in Leadership Development II
Weekly class meetings and individual social action project. Taken fall and spring of second year for 1 credit hour each term.
Fall 2013 | Spring 2014

Third Year

GOVT/JLC-391 Internship: Leadership
Fall semester, weekly seminars, 3 to 6 credits.
Fall 2013 | Spring 2014


Fourth Year

GOVT-460 Political and Organizational Leadership
Spring semester, weekly seminars, 3 credits.
Spring 2013 | Spring 2014


Students may take a leadership-related course, be a teaching assistant, or complete independent study in leadership development. See side-bar for options, 2 credits.

Total Credits: 15



  • COMM-310 Public Speaking
  • GOVT-320 The Presidency
  • GOVT-520 Advanced Studies in Campaign Management
  • GOVT-523 The Art and Craft of Lobbying
  • JLC-308 Justice, Morality and the Law
  • JLC-309 Justice and Public Policy
  • JLC-504 Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • PUAD-260 Administrative Politics
  • PUAD-343 Organizing Public Services
  • SIS-308 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • SIS-328 Approaches to Peacemaking
  • SIS-341 Intercultural Communication