Carroll College, Helena Montana

Personal Leadership Classes

Required Personal Leadership Courses

Strength Finders 2.0 Assessment Online Test

You will take the Strength Finders 2.0 Assessment on line before attending the first two required classes. To get started in the Leadership Program contact the CLCP Director who will give you an access code and instructions to begin your Strength Finders Assessment.

Challenge your potential to become an authentic leader by taking the Strength Finders 2.0 Personal Leadership Assessment. This online assessment will help you determine your strengths so you can focus on your potential for growth as a leader. This is the first step that you must take to begin your work toward a Personal Leadership Certificate.

To begin this first step e-mail the Carroll Leadership Team at

Strength Finders 2.0 Assessment "Understanding Your Strengths"

This is the first class you must attend to continue your Personal Leadership Certificate track. The only way we know how many people are coming is by e-mail signup; if we don't have enough, class will be cancelled. Thus, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ALWAYS SIGN UP BY SENDING AN E-MAIL TO   

Understand the results of your online assessment. In this class we will go over your individual strengths and talk about what they mean. The information you receive from the assessment will provide you with a framework for the process of developing a personal leadership model.

This class is offered:

  • Oct 22 Wed; 8-9PM; OCON 106; Brad Maddock
  • Oct 28 Tues; 8-9PM; OCON 107; Brad Maddock

Strength Finders 2.0 "Understanding the Strengths of Others"

This is the second class you must attend to continue your Personal Leadership Certificate track. You must have first attended "Understanding Your Strengths" to take this course. Please register by sending an e-mail to

On a personal level you must understand the strengths of others to be a good leader. In this session we will take time to understand the strengths of others and how we might run a group according to the strength of each individual. You will learn how to recognize the strengths of others and assign responsibilities according to their strengths.

This class is offered on:

  • Oct 27 Mon; 8-9PM; OCON 107; Maria Ochoa
  • Oct 29 Wed; 8-9PM; OCON 107; Brad Maddock

 **Upon completion of these classes all other classes may be taken in any order you would like.

** We offer several dates and times for each class to try to give students the best chance possible to attend. You need only attend each class once.

Optional Personal Leadership Courses

 Lectures you can attend to earn a Optional Credit:


For credit with the following three lectures, please submit a short reflection to Patrick Harris



"Revealing Champions: Finding the Leader Within" Garret Garrels

Sometimes the most profound lessons in life are the simplest ones. Every life changing action can be narrowed down to single moments and beliefs that all add up in the end. Whether in business or life in general, Champions are not made, Champions are sculpted from every one of life's experiences. Everyone has a Champion inside, the secret is Revealing it.


Teaching Goals: Just like Michelangelo's famous statue of David - the naked man in Florence, Italy - Garret and Nick believe that leadership is just like sculpting a detailed masterpiece - out of an uncarved block of marble. Attending and present students will work on turning their goals into visions and turning their visions into decisions


 “ Your Personal Mission Statement” - Jack Oberweiser

 Using your strengths and goals to travel down the road of making a difference.  Through reflection and writing, students will envision a plan for their lives that will lead to a life well lived.  This class will discuss foster care, inclusion of others in one’s life and the call to service in the Gospels.                                        


Teaching Goals: Students will identify personal  strengths that will contribute to the success of their mission.  Student will identify past and present mentors that will be guides along the way.

Jake Hanley

Writing down your goals is important in ensuring you’re always working toward your definition of a life of meaning.  This class will guide you in creating your own bucket list and will then help you edit and prioritize your life’s goals.  Finally, you will choose which are most important and break them down into achievable steps so you’re able to accomplish what matters to you most.

Teaching Goals: Students will create their personal bucket list, edit and prioritize what matters to them most and learn how to set attainable short term and long term goals.


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:

  • Kirchen Minister Training
  • Community Living Training
  • Gold Team Ambassadors Training
  • Student Government Training