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Signature Programs

With a focus on creativity, integrity, service, and inclusivity, 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.

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. Learn more.

Community Engagement

The Laspa Center aspires to partner with local organizations whose missions align with that of the Center to offer opportunities for students to engage in addressing complex issues affecting the well-being of our broader community and to reflect on the relationship between service and leadership.

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 are open to all currently enrolled students and community members of The Claremont Colleges. Learn more.

The Laspa Fellowship is a prestigious skills training designed around the center’s core leadership competencies. Through a unique cohort experience, Fellows reflect on their leadership profile and prepare for leadership roles in their public and private lives. 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 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

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

Read to Lead explores the intersection of leadership and gender, focusing specifically on authors who identify as women and women of color. The Laspa Center selects one book each semester to uncover new perspectives on bridging the gender gap. Learn more.

SLI is a multi-day departmental leadership intensive for student leaders offered over the summer and in conjunction with other departmental training. Learn more.