Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Explorations in Leadership 2013-14

What is Explorations in Leadership?

Explorations in Leadership is a 2-credit (per semester) course that provides practical, experiential development opportunities to prepare students to excel as team members and leaders in their fields. Funded by the C. Charles Jackson Foundation, this 2013-14 course is being offered via a partnership between Cornell Team and Leadership Center and the College of Engineering, and is open to undergraduates university-wide.​

ENGRG 3020 will take place Thursdays, 1:25-4:25 pm during Spring 2014. 

The application period for Spring 2014 is now open and accepting new students

Information session: Thursday, December 5th from 5:00 - 5:45pm in SNE 1120

RSVP here or request more information

Apply for Spring 2014 semester!

Students will embark on a journey of self-discovery, teamwork, and skill development, framed by lessons learned from a variety of leaders- from the extraordinary leadership of polar explorers to modern leaders in industry. Participants will employ a variety of tools designed to build personal, team and organizational leadership capacity, including StrengthsQuest and The Leadership Wheel, and will engage in conflict resolution training and other experiential learning opportunities. They will practice leading others and prepare for leadership across disciplines.

The program welcomes individuals who are already active leaders on campus, as well as students who have not yet found opportunities to lead. In the application process, we look for a student's desire to develop and challenge themselves to work outside of their comfort zone to enhance the team's effort.

Course Content:

View the course syllabus here. The class meets approximately 2 out of every 3 weeks, with some exceptions.  Topics include: 

  • Exploring Leader Purpose
  • Leading from Strengths
  • Team Problem Solving
  • Preventing Mutiny
  • The Ethical Leader
  • Green Lab Business Leadership simulation.  

Questions? We are happy to discuss this exciting opportunity with you!  Contact us at or 254-4897