Carroll College, Helena Montana

Personal Leadership Classes

Required Personal Leadership Courses

Before you can take the Elective Classes Below, You must do the online assessment and take the "Understanding My Strengths" class and the "Understanding the Strengths of Others" class.  These classes will be offered again at the start of the 2016-17 Fall Semester.  For now we ask those students who have started the program to take advantage of the many elective courses we are offering this second semester.  We would like to see you finish your leadership certificate program by attending the classes below.

Upcoming Elective Courses Offered for Credit Toward Your Leadership Certificate

*Please email to register for any of the classes below so you can receive credit. Keep in mind, once you have signed up for a class, you have an obligation to attend it. If a last minute conflict arises, make sure to send an email regarding the fact you will be no longer attending*

National Leadership Conference Telecast - Friday, May 6th

This is a nationwide event; the live event takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, with local video conference events in cities around the country. This is the eighthyear that this conference has been offered in Helena, and our generous supporter has paid for Carroll students to attend every year. Feedback from Carroll students who have attended in the past indicates that the conference is stimulating and very worthwhile.

Patrick Harris has agreed that attendance at this event qualifies toward fulfillment of your Leadership Certificate as long as you write a reflection paper describing what you learn at this event and how it connects with your top five strengths in the Strength Finders Program.

It is an all-day event with several speakers. They always have nationally and sometimes internationally known speakers.  < em>The Maximum Impact Simulcast is a one-day leadership event, featuring a premier collective of brilliant minds intent on communicating the art and science of whole leadership. There will be many famous leaders who will speak at the event.
This year’s leadership speakers include:
  • Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, Inc
  • Nick Saban, Head Football Coach, University of Alabama
  • Dr. Henry Cloud, Acclaimed Leadership Expert, Clinical Psychologist, and Best-Selling Author
  • Andy Stanley, Leadership Author and Communicator
  • Kat Cole, Group President at FOCUS Brands (Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon)
  • James Brown, Broadcaster, CBA Sports and News
  • CMDR Rorke Denver, Navy Seal Commander and Author
  • Chris Barez-Brown, Author and Creativity Guru
  • Tripp Crosby, Comedian and Director, Host of Leadercast
See the website for more information about the speakers.
If you are interested in attending, please email with your name, email address, and phone number. The first 20 students to respond will have the conference fee paid for by our generous supporter, who wishes to remain anonymous.


Merit Badge University Teacher

If you volunteered to teach at Merit Badge University, you may count this as a optional credit as it is a leadership opportunity - A reflection paper is not necessary for this credit.


The choices you make define the leader you become.  And the choices you make are not just about you. They’re about the positive impact you can have on your organization, your community, and beyond. Our world needs everyday leaders who will choose to make it a better place.

Additional Optional Leadership Credit

Have you participated in any of the following trainings? If so, submit a reflection summary to receive one optional Personal Leadership course! [1 training = 1 optional Personal Leadership course]

Approved Optional Personal Leadership Training Course Options:

  • Peer Minister Training
  • Community Living Training
  • Gold Team Ambassadors Training
  • Student Government Training
  • Merit Badge University
  • Leadership Training Workshop or Conference attended