Skills for Success


Skills for Success

Students learn core leadership competencies in Courage, Creativity and Collaboration. Students participate in experiential learning workshops and retreats that will help them to become responsible and impactful leaders. The 3 Core Competencies are further broken down into capacities:

  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration

Women of Color Power & Purpose Forum

Register here for the first annual Women of Color Power and Purpose Forum →

Freshman Half Retreat

Our goal is to develop leadership competencies at every stage of the college experience.

At the beginning of the spring semester, Freshmen have the opportunity to reflect on their first semester as college students and explore their passion, set goals and create their college experience ‘bucket list’ through a retreat. 

Sophomore Leadership Experience

Sophomore Leadership Experience (SLE) is a three-day leadership and changemaking program open to all CMC sophomores. At the beginning of the fall semester, sophomores have the opportunity to explore their leadership tendencies and work together to find solutions that will better their campus.

Throughout the program students become more self-aware by learning about their personal style when working in groups, reflecting on their values and passions, and developing their confidence as a leader and changemaker. Students develop relationships with one another to strengthen the sophomore class community and to foster a culture of personal growth and responsibility. Students participate in various teambuilding activities including a low and high ropes course. Lastly, students identify ways to improve the CMC community. The retreat provides time for bonding with your classmates and connecting with one another around a bonfire.

See pictures from this years retreat →

Team Retreat

 Every year, KLI selects a few teams and clubs on campus to bring to an off-campus retreat. Three student organizations will be selected to participate in this retreat.Team Retreat is designed to improve effectiveness of your student organization by working cohesively and effectively to achieve organizational goals and impact. 

  • Learn elements of groups and group functioning to enhance your team’s effectiveness.
  • Manage conflict within your group.
  • Understand your personal leadership style and think intentionally about how to use your style to benefit the group’s goals.
  • Increase your team’s efficiency through visioning, shared leadership and accountability, and decision making tactics including delegation.


Women and Leadership Workshop

A one day workshop mobilizing alumni and professional women to engage with students to explore ways they can succeed as leaders in their chosen sector. Students practice networking and receive practical advice from women in a variety of industries including the fields of law, non-profit, entrepreneurship, finance, consulting, entertainment, education, government service, marketing, and health services. Through interactions with attendees and guests, students identify their personal and professional interests as well as develop self-efficacy and practice expressing their own voice.

   Read about last year's conference →
Read about last year’s conference →
  Save the for our next conference,   February 23, 2018! 
Save the for our next conference, February 23, 2018! 

This event is open to all students from the 7-C Claremont Colleges and is sponsored by the Robert Day Scholars, Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children, and the Kravis Leadership Institute.