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Leadership Engagement & Development (L.E.A.D.)

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn about or enhance your leadership skills? Then you have come to the right place! The Leadership Engagement and Development Department is the hub of leadership development intentionally created for Texas A&M University–Commerce students. You will have an opportunity to hone your unique talents and skills through various workshops, retreats, and conferences. These programs and services can help you discover your strengths, talents, and values.  We provide you the tools necessary to 'Lead the Change' in your communities and organizations.


The Leadership Engagement and Development Department seeks to be nationally recognized as an intentional, individualized leadership development experience to equip and inspire everyday students to 'Lead the Change'.


The Leadership Engagement and Development Department develops well-rounded, responsible leaders through:

1) Leadership Education

2) Global Education

3) Service-Learning

Our purpose is to create innovative, experiential opportunities to promote student’s commitment to life-long learning and holistic development.


The Leadership Engagement & Development (L.E.A.D.) department at Texas A&M University-Commerce believes that leadership can be learned and that all individuals are capable of being leaders.  Leaders follow many different paths in life and do not need to hold a position or have a title to make a difference.

Leaders understand that each individual possesses their own unique set of values and beliefs.  As a result, leadership is an ethical process of mutual influence between leaders and followers.

L.E.A.D.  endorses the practice of unselfish service as an essential aspect of leadership.  Leaders are curiously engaged with topics of cultural diversity in order to become active participants in a globally connected world.  Leadership equips individuals with the necessary skills to enact social change for the common good of their communities.

4 Core Components and 12 Competencies

Individual Growth

Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Critical Thinking, Integrity

Group Awareness

Understanding Group Dynamics, Communication Skills, Building Meaningful Relationships

Community Building

Social Awareness, Service Learning

Continuous Development

Personal Brand, Developing Others, Creating Sustainable Change