Leadership Studies

This innovative program introduces leadership theory and develops leadership skills necessary for current and future leaders in society.

The course is open to seniors who seek to develop and enhance leadership skills.  The course is taught by the Director of Leadership Studies and “co-taught” by community leaders who contribute to class lectures.

In the first semester, students meet daily as a class to study communication, ethics, and the philosophy of leadership.


In the second semester, students demonstrate leadership development through the completion of a practicum within a professional context in the community.


Students are required to complete an independent practicum assignment in the professional context of the community in the spring. Students meet weekly in the spring semester to discuss challenges, successes, and reflection as a group. Students meet individually with the program director to ensure progress. Completion of the practicum includes a written reflection and oral presentation.

Joining us this year:

Lieutenant Andrew O'Malley
Lieutenant Swat Commander, Yarmouth Police Dept.

Dr. Robert Cody, PhD
Executive Director, Leadership Institute

Ms. Lisa Guyon
Executive Director, We Can

Admiral Frances McDonald
President, Mass Maritime Academy

Mr. Mike Lauf, MBA
President & CEO, Cape Cod Healthcare

Ms. Wendy Northcross
CEO, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Lysetta Hurge-Putnam
Executive Director, Independence House

Mr. Chris Keavy, M.A.
President, JPII & SFXP

Mr. Mark Skala
President & CEO Cape and Islands United Way

Ms. Stacie Peugh
President & CEO YMCA Cape Cod

Judge Therese Wright
District Court Judge Barnstable District Court

Ms. Christen O’Malley
President & CEO Cape Cod Foundation

Ms. Lauren Barker
CEO Cape Cod Young Professionals

Mr. Jere Doyle
Exec Director Center for Entrepreneurship Boston College

Ms. Lisa Oliver
President & CEO Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

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