Leadership Development Series

The Leadership Development Series (LDS) are interactive workshops that provide students with an opportunity to explore their own personal strengths and values, while developing their skills and understanding of leadership.  Whether they’re interested in one workshop topic or want to complete the Visionary Leaders Certificate, LDS provides the resources necessary to develop personal integrity, organizational understanding, communication skills, and an ethic of service.

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In order to attend any workshop you must REGISTER HERE. You will need to login using NCSU Wrap before you can register.


LDS Workshops

The LDS is categorized in four leadership domains: Person, People, Passion and Practice. Each domain identifies dimensions or competency areas connected to specific workshops. Each domain, competency area, and workshop within it is located below. Please note that workshops in bold represent Visionary Leaders Certificate core workshops. Requirements for the Visionary Leadership Certificate


The workshops in this focus area challenge participants to explore their own personal leadership style, philosophies and practices. These competencies hone in on the skills related to interpersonal development. Click any course to learn more and REGISTER.

Leadership Knowledge and Application:

LDS 643 – Introduction to Leadership (CORE)

LDS 116 – Leadership Style Assessments (CORE)

Personal Development:

LDS 080 – Assertive Communications

LDS 004 – Managing Stress


The courses connected to these competencies provide opportunities for participants to examine the relationships that are influential to their leadership development. These relationships might consist of support networks, resources, peers and colleagues. These workshops will also prepare you to engage in dialogue with those you might not naturally interact with and seek opportunities to work with people who ‘think and do’ differently from you. Click any course to learn more and REGISTER.

Intrapersonal and Team Development:

LDS 165 – Goal Setting

LDS 019 – Team Building

LDS 183 – Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership for Diverse Communities (Part 1)

LDS 185 – Building Bridges: Leading Diverse Groups Through Conflict (CORE)

LDS 043 – Giving and Receiving Feedback

Social Justice:

LDS 191 – Leadership and Social Justice

LDS 051 – Leadership Tools for Women

LDS 111 – Working with Diverse Populations (CORE)

LDS 207 – GLBT 101

LDS 195 – Cross Cultural Communication

LDS 208 – Privilege, Power and Leading in a Diverse Environment

LDS 646 – Combating Everyday Microaggressions


The seminars offered in this domain engage participants in critical thinking around the social issues or topics that they are most passionate about. Developing this competency will promote action and leadership to influence change for the betterment of our local and global societies. Click any course to learn more and REGISTER.

Civic Responsibility:

LDS 175 – Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

LDS 169 – Developing a Compelling Vision for Change (CORE)

LDS 149 – Servant Leadership (CORE)


The series of workshops included in this area of focus will prepare participants for positional leadership responsibilities. Attendees will learn to apply leadership practices and philosophies in various workplace circumstances. Click any course to learn more and REGISTER.

Organizational Development:

LDS 021 – Situational Leadership

LDS 137 – Ethics and Action (CORE)

LDS 410 – Making Difficult Decisions

Career Development:

LDS 196 – Change Management

LDS 200 – Working with Difficult People

LDS 648 – Generational Differences in The Workplace

LDS 206 – Marketing Your Leadership Skills (CORE)


Adverse Weather Policy

It is our policy to cancel Leadership Development Series Workshops if the University has cancelled classes due to adverse weather. If possible, we will attempt to reschedule all cancelled workshops. Please check this site for updated schedules.


All students, faculty and staff of NCSU may attend LDS workshops free of charge.


For more information contact Leslie Beddingfield.