REAL: Rams Engaging in Active Leadership


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Colorado State University is committed to developing excellent and effective leaders that will have an impact on our society.  The Rams Engaging in Active Leadership (REAL) Experience is designed to fulfill CSU’s commitment to our student body.  The REAL Experience inspires participants to prepare for leadership and service in their communities.

At its core, the program's purpose is three-fold:

  • REAL provides all interested CSU students with an accessible opportunity to develop and enhance a personal philosophy of leadership that includes an understanding of self, groups, and their community
  • REAL acts as a preparation program for students seeking to further their involvement at CSU
  • REAL acts as a training resource for student staff seeking to gain exposure to staff learning outcomes.
Basic Logistics
REAL provides students the opportunity to attend drop-in leadership workshops at their convenience.  Students can earn a Leadership Preparation Certification or attend a single workshop. 
REAL consists of ten core workshops. Each workshop is offered twice a semester (one time Monday at 5 pm and one time Thursday at 3:30 pm) and serves to contribute to students' awareness and competency in 8 areas:
  • Community Engagement
  • Ethics
  • Intellectual Development
  • Interpersonal Competence
  • Intrapersonal Development
  • Leadership
  • Multicultural Competence
  • Practical Competence 
To fulfill the certification requirements, participants must complete all core workshops and two leadership coaching meetings designed complement the workshops. For a full list of requirements, click here.

Workshop Schedules and Documentation

Fall 2015 Schedule 

 All workshops take place in LSC 212 (SLiCE). Printable copy (with competencies) available


Option 1

Option 2

*Earlier Dates at the Bottom

“What is Leadership?”

Monday, 9/14, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, 11/19, 3:30 p.m.

“Branding Yourself”

Monday, 9/21, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, 11/12, 3:30 p.m.

“Resiliency: You’re Stronger than You Know”

Monday, 9/28, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, 11/5, 3:30 p.m.

“Ethics for the End of the World”

Monday, 10/5, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, 10/29, 3:30 p.m.

“Power, Privilege, & Leadership”

Monday, 10/12, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, 10/22, 3:30 p.m.

“Teamwork Makes the Dream Work”

Thursday, 10/15, 3:30 p.m.

Monday, 10/19, 5:00 p.m.

“Situational Leadership”

Thursday, 10/8, 3:30 p.m

Monday, 10/26, 5:00 p.m.

“Don’t Be Scared: Giving and Receiving Feedback”

Thursday, 10/1, 3:30 p.m

Monday, 11/2, 5:00 p.m.

“Leading Through Conflict”

Thursday, 9/24, 3:30 p.m

Monday, 11/9, 5:00 p.m.

“Leading Through Service”

Thursday, 9/17, 3:30 p.m.

Monday, 11/16, 5:00 p.m.

REAL Experience PowerPoint Orientation

 Please complete the REAL Experience PowerPoint Orientation to start your journey with REAL!

Click here for the link to the REAL Pre-Test. 

For more information on workshop schedule & description, forms, and other documents, click here.



SLiCE Co-Curricular Leadership Team

210 Lory Student Center
8033 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

phone: (970) 491-1962
fax: (970) 491-2826

Monday through Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

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