MC LEADS Training Program

Logo for MC LEADS program, which stands for Leadership Education and Development of StudentsMC LEADS (Leadership Education and Development for Students) offers engaging and interactive workshops that aid Moorpark College students in fostering skills that will help them succeed as leaders, students, and employees during their time at MC--and beyond.


Students can sign up for various workshops, each consisting of a mix between presentation and interactive activities to help students better understand specific topics relevant to their development as leaders and professionals. MC LEADS will offer the following Spring 2020 sessions:


Topic + Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):


Friday, 1/31
12:30 - 2:00pm


Lead through strengths: Discover your top leadership strengths and how to apply them in everyday life
(SLO: Students who attend this session will be able to identify some of their top leadership strengths and connect their strengths to their leadership goals)

Patti Blair
VCCCD Administrative Officer for the Chancellor’s Office and certified StrengthsFinder administrator

Friday, 2/28
12:30 - 2:00pm


Advocacy 101
(SLO: Students will learn how to become an agent for change through goal setting, understanding audiences, developing and delivering messages, and building alliances)

Tamarra Coleman
MC English Professor


Friday, 3/13


Ethical decision-making
(SLO: Students will learn to assess their own values, identify ethical issues, and analyze various ethical perspectives)

Dr. Howard Davis
MC Dean of Student Learning 


Friday, 3/27
12:30 - 2:00pm



Professional networking for beginners
(SLO: Students will become familiar with basic networking concepts and develop networking skills for personal and professional growth)

Kristen Robinson
MC Student Activities Specialist +
Former Career Development Staff

Friday, 4/24
12:30 - 2:00pm


Conflict resolution
(SLO: Students will learn conflict resolution strategies and practical applications to resolve conflict at work or school)

Dr. Katie Booth
MC English Professor


In addition to developing leadership and professional skills that will help them up for success, students who participate in three or more of the training sessions will qualify for the following:

Attend 2 of the 5 trainings:

Receive a Certificate of Recognition for participation in MC LEADS

Attend 3 of the 5 trainings:

Receive a Certificate of Recognition for participation in MC LEADS +
a Custom Medallion

Attend 4 of the 5 trainings:

Receive a Certificate of Recognition for participation in MC LEADS +
a Custom Medallion​ +
a Transcript Notation recognizing your completing of the training


While an RSVP is recommended, it is only required for the first session on January 31, 2020 so a code can be purchased for participants to complete a StrengthsFinder assessment. The deadline to RSVP for the first session is Wednesday, January 29, 2020. RSVPs are appreciated for the other dates so we can accurately provide supplies. 

Contact MC Student Activities Specialist Kristen Robinson at or stop by the Student Activities Office (Campus Center) for more details.