Passport to Leadership

Inspired by Effat University, Mount Holyoke College students have a unique opportunity to grow and develop into skilled and confident leaders through the Passport to Leadership program. Any student, regardless of background or achievements, can participate in this personal growth experience to gain the tools and knowledge to become a distinctive, accomplished, and confident leader. Through a series of co-curricular activities and courses for credit, the Passport to Leadership engages students in ten leadership competencies. 

  1. Self-Assessment
  2. Public Speaking
  3. Writing
  4. Active Listening, Inclusion, and Dialogue
  5. Team Dynamics, Organizational Change, and Governance
  6. Local/Global Awareness
  7. Financial/Business Acumen
  8. Learning from Leadership Roles
  9. Initiative and Creativity
  10. Research/Advocacy on an Issue

Students participate in a range of absorbing, challenging, and enlightening activities and experiences that are designed to help promote leadership growth and development. Whether learning from world leaders, writing and speaking with confidence, creating new initiatives, partnering with local community organizations, or participating in a leadership workshop, students with a Passport to Leadership are equipped to be effective communicators, wise decision-makers, and reflective, articulate, and creative leaders.