The Hollingsworth Center for Ethical Leadership is a comprehensive program of development that combines the formal study of leadership concepts with the intentional application and practice of leadership principles. The program directly supports the Corps mission statement and enhances participants’ capacities to be value-adding leaders in both the public and private sectors of the workplace. Moreover, the program also provides internship and job placement assistance to cadets. Although initially designed for cadets not pursuing a military commission, this program is available to all cadets and other Texas A&M University students.
Cadets enroll in the program at the start of their junior year in the Corps and begin in earnest a facilitated journey in turning their education into a sustainable vocation. The students pursue purposeful learning objectives and intentionally engage in hands-on practice — a combination of activities that helps students construct deeper meaning from their experiences as organizational citizens. Capitalizing on the immersion experience offered by the Corps of Cadets, the Hollingsworth Leadership Excellence Program uses an approach that emphasizes reflective personal and professional growth and helps participants establish a pattern of continuous learning and mindful living. Participants who satisfactorily complete the entire program earn the Certificate in Leadership Study and Development. This certificate is an academic credential recorded on the student’s official transcript by the Office of the Registrar.
Find out about the Drill and Ceremony “D&C” Cadets who pursue the Leadership Certificate.