With a focus on leadership, creativity, integrity, and service, the Laspa Center is invested in redefining leadership for an inclusive, global community, one that supports leadership in all its forms across all disciplines.
In addition to workshops and events that allow individuals to discover their own strengths and attributes as leaders, the Laspa Center offers the following signature programs.
Civic Engagement Initiative
This nonpartisan initiative educates students about voter rights and electoral processes, and equips students to become leaders in public policy. Included in the Civic Engagement Initiative are voter registration tables, discussion groups, and resources materials intended to motivate students to give voice to causes most important to them.
More information coming soon.
Financial Literacy Program
Participants gain a fundamental understanding of personal finance to successfully navigate financial decisions during and after college in the Linda Davis Taylor Financial Literacy Program. All workshops are facilitated by members of the Scripps community and open to all currently enrolled students and community members of The Claremont Colleges. Learn more.
Laspa Fellowship Program
The Laspa Center Fellowship program recognizes leadership development as an important component of student employment and community engagement positions. In the Fall 2020 pilot, a small cohort of Laspa Center Fellows will participate in leadership training and workshops prepare a capstone presentation that give action to the center’s leadership competencies. Learn more.
A panel of leaders from diverse disciplines and professions discuss a key theme or topic to promote active dialogue about leadership in the 21st century. All members of the Scripps College community are invited.
Listen to Lead
Listen to Lead is an opportunity for the community to share reflections and reactions to selected podcast episodes that explore the nuances of being a woman in leadership. Episodes will be available through most major podcast platforms including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher. Learn more
Millennial Leaders Program
The Millennial Leaders Program is a modern approach to executive education. With a focus on transformational leadership, this multi-day program is designed to help young women who are early in their careers develop the skills necessary to propel them into leadership positions in a range of professional, political, and social domains. Learn more
Read to Lead
The Laspa Center selects current leadership-themed books each semester to inspire and educate the Scripps College community through reading and discussion. Books and audio recordings are available for short-term check-out through the Laspa Center, Denison Library, and Honnold Library. Learn more.
Student Leadership Institute
SLI is a multi-day departmental leadership intensive for student leaders offered over the summer and in conjunction with other departmental training. Learn more.