Leadership Development at UAF

We offer opportunities for emerging to experienced leaders to expand their leadership toolboxes; join us for our annual UAF Leadership Conference or participate in one of our monthly leadership development activities where you will have the opportunity to interact with campus and community leaders and reflect on your own leadership experiences.

Social Change Model of Leadership Development

 The Social Change Model approaches leadership as a purposeful, collaborative, values-based process that results in positive social change.image 87

The Social Change Model was built upon the following assumptions:

  • Leadership is concerned with effecting change on behalf of others and society.
  • Leadership is collaborative.
  • Leadership should be value-based.
  • All students (not just those that hold formal leadership positions) are potential leaders.
  • Service is a powerful vehicle for developing students' leadership skills.

Source: Higher Education Research Institute. (1996). A social change model of leadership development (Version III). Los Angeles: University of California Los Angeles Higher Education Research Institute.


Leadership Minor

The leadership minor provides an opportunity for students to strengthen their abilities to lead and contribute effectively in both the public and private spheres. This program is interdisciplinary and leverages cross-campus training in leadership to enable students to lead from their areas of interest. 

  • Business administration path image
  • Communications
  • Military science
  • Outdoor leadership
  • Political

Minimum Requierments for Minor: 15 Credits

These courses have prerequisites that need to be taken into consideration. Consult with the College of Business and Security Management.

Complete 9 credit hours from one of the “tracks” OR with the written approval of the College of Business and Security Management, any three 3-credit hour courses from any combination of tracks.