VCU Leadership Development Program Team Projects

2017 VCU Leadership Development Program Team Project Presentations

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Richmond Salons I & II
University Student Commons

10:00 am- CareWorks: Come Home for Care
11:00 am- Brain Trust: Students for Students: VCU to RPS Mentorship Program
  1:00 pm- Rebels with a Cause: VCU Student Emergency Fund
  2:00 pm- Team 4 VCU: Ram Resources: Helping Faculty Help Students



Team Projects

Each year, VCU Leadership Development Program participants develop a project where they work in assigned teams to address issues of current importance to the University community that align with the University Strategic Plan. Together with a team sponsor from upper administration, these teams develop a project to be carried out at various levels of the University. The interdisciplinary nature of the teams provides excellent opportunities for learning new perspectives and networking across campuses. Project teams also provide a venue for applying new skills, developing creative strategies for solving problems, as well as a laboratory for working on diverse teams. Many of these projects have gone on to be implemented into successful University programs.

VCU Leadership Development Program Team Projects focus on the VCU Quest for Distinction. VCU Quest for Distinction embraces our vision as a premier urban, public research university focused on student success. It does so responsibly, with a renewed focus on how VCU will pursue excellence at every level even in the face of dwindling resources and increasing calls for accountability and demonstrable value for higher education.

VCU Quest for Distinction focuses on three major themes:

  • Theme I: Become a leader among national research universities in providing all students with high-quality learning/living experiences focused on inquiry, discovery and innovation in a global environment 
  • Theme II: Attain distinction as a fully integrated urban, public research university through contributions in human health, research, scholarship and creative expression that advance knowledge and enhance the quality of life 
  • Theme III: Become a national model for community engagement and regional impact 

Each of the projects focus on capitalizing “the outstanding assets of the VCU experience and that truly distinguishes VCU as a major research university committed to academic quality and student success at all levels” (Quest for Distinction, 2011).

2017 Projects