Leadership UCO (LUCO) is an annual program where the selected participants work to develop their professional and personal leadership qualities, network, and interpersonal skills. John Maxwell’s book, “The 360-Degree Leader” is used as a foundation throughout the program, as class members learn about their own personalities and those around them with the use of tools such as the MBTI®. Each annual class is kept to approximately twenty participants, to maximize the interaction between the members and provide for one-on-one work with the instructors.
The program kicks off with a Welcome Reception, hosted by the Leadership UCO Alumni members and the class starts building relationships during their day at the Challenge Course together. Dr. Shanna Teel leads them through three full-day class sessions - on MBTI® and selected coursework from “The 360-Degree Leader” book by Maxwell. Class members also serve their campus and community through volunteerism projects during their year of LUCO. The program closes with a Graduation Celebration, again hosted by the Leadership UCO Alumni members.