Leadership Challenge Program

The Bronze level of the challenge serves as a roadmap that promotes life-long and self-directed leadership development.  You will learn to develop and refine your personal leadership philosophy through participation in workshops, service initiatives, learning resources, and group leadership coaching. Through the Bronze level, you are able to explore leadership with your peers – cohort groups are specialized groups of students who complete Bronze, attending workshops and engaging in reflective activities together.

Interested in pursuing Bronze?  Fill out our interest form!

Bronze Workshop Schedule and Registration can be found here!

If you are an Adult/Graduate/Distance-Learning student, we have an online Bronze program just for you.  Please visit our AGS Online page for more information.


  • Attend (5) workshops
  • Complete (5) reflection journals after workshops
  • Complete a written assignment relating to community engagement/service
  • Complete (1) final reflection at the end of the program


Once you complete the Bronze Challenge, students are encouraged to move on to the Silver Challenge!  Silver is where you have the opportunity to practice your leadership philosophy and reflect on your understanding of leadership as it relates to action–what are you doing with the leadership skills you’ve developed?  In the Silver Challenge, students receive one-on-one support from a Leadership Development Coach who champions student development as students learn to recognize their potential as leaders and their responsibility to make positive social change in their communities.

Please fill out the interest form here so that we can verify you completed Bronze.  KEEP IN MIND: Students starting in the Fall will be contacted in August; students starting in the Spring will be contacted in January.


  • Complete a minimum of 6 coaching sessions with your assigned coach
  • Maintain an active affiliation with an on or off-campus organization (any group that meets on a regular basis; holding a position within the group is not necessary)
  • Complete the OLCE Leadership 360° Assessment
  • Participate in the Silver Experience, an experiential program based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, facilitated by TeamQuest
  • Complete a minimum of 30 hours of community service at a single organization (this can be any voluntary work that you are not paid for that benefits the community in some way; check out our GivePulse page to find community partners you can volunteer with!)
  • Complete a minimum of 15 hours of personal/professional development (this can be any lecture, workshop, conference, counseling, dialogue session you attend on or off campus)
  • Complete a visual representation of your Leadership Journey and present it at the Silver Expo (usually done on a trifold board)


Participating students “Engage the Future” through the creation of a leadership service-learning project that integrates personal and professional interests, the community, and developing leadership in others.  Students select an organization, group, or “cause” for which they can apply the leadership concepts and skills learned through the Leadership Challenge program to improve a real situation in a particular community.  Participants are responsible for identifying a need (with the assistance of the organization), developing alternative solutions to meet the need, selecting an alternative to implement, implementing the solution, and evaluating the result.


Have you completed Bronze and Silver and are now interested in pursuing Gold?  Email Lindsey Woelker at l_woelke@uncg.edu!


  • Complete (60) total project hours – (30) hours each semester that include direct service and administrative project management
  • Meet monthly (in person or telephone) with your Community Partner and complete required documentation
  • Attend (2) developmental opportunities
  • Complete a Project Plan
  • Complete a Digital Story
  • Complete a Final Reflection