Leadership Opportunities

Student Leadership Opportunities

Central Piedmont Student Life offers a variety of opportunities to help you discover and enhance your leadership skills.

All Student Life staff are working remotely during the coronavirus situation. If you need immediate assistance, please email student.life@cpcc.edu or leave a message at 704.330.6584.


At Central Piedmont, you can learn and practice student leadership in a variety of ways:

  • leadership workshops and programs
  • student organizations
  • student leadership conference
  • forums with campus and college leaders
  • specialized campus programs

Complete information about leadership events can be found on the Student Life events calendar, or check with the Student Life staff at your campus for upcoming programs.

Can't participate in student leadership activity or attend the leadership conference? Student Life has partnered with the Central Piedmont Library to provide an online student leadership guide for you to access library materials and external resources related to leadership, including books, videos, and websites.

Annual Opportunities

  • Summer Leadership Academy

    Looking for ways to maintain your good momentum into the next school year? Have some time that you’d like to use improving your future leadership skills? The Central Piedmont Summer Leadership Academy lets you connect with other Central Piedmont students and develop and practice important skills that will help you grow as a student and as a professional — skills such as time management, communication, conflict resolution, inclusion, and others.

  • Leadership Conference

    Are you involved in or interested in serving in a leadership role in a campus student organization? Each spring, the Office of Student Life takes a group of students for a weekend-long leadership training.

    The Leadership Conference (video) is designed to:

    • recruit quality student leaders for the upcoming academic year
    • foster camaraderie and teamwork
    • reduce cultural barriers
    • give you an opportunity for personal growth and development

    The three-day training workshop includes mini-lectures, group activities, small group discussions and sharing, directed conversations, team-building activities, and informal interaction with fellow participants and faculty/staff facilitators. You can expect to be introduced to experiences to help you become more self-affirming, self-directed, open, and empathetic in your communication with others, and aware of strategies for planning and implementing campus activities.

    A powerful growth experience awaits you — are you ready to blaze a trail?