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.

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:



Strength Finders 2.0 "Understanding the Strengths of Others"
This is the second class you must attend to continue your Personal Leadership Certificate track.

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:


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

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


 "National Leadership Conference"
This is an all day event limited to 20 people for free charge.To register, please e-mail   
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.
You will be empowered with life-changing insights from world-renowned leaders. This one-of-a-kind event will be broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast into communities across the globe. Join more than 125,000 leaders from around the world and begin making choices that matter. You can expect to be challenged. Inspired. Encouraged. You will learn how to improve your own leadership skills and also have the opportunity to network with other leaders in your area. You will see just how far your own choices could take you.
For more information, see their website:
"Mend It, Don't End it: The Repair of Thought and Action Amidst Technology"
What kinds of thinking creatures are we? How might different understandings of human thought inform our ethical responses to other persons? For example, if a hurricane severely damages a person’s home and possessions, how should we respond? Is mere replacement the best response, or is repair better? Based on the kinds of thinking creatures that we are (dependent and situated thinking creatures), I argue that repair is the most fitting ethical response when our technologies and/or built environments are damaged. But if we are committed to carrying out repair work, then we should also ensure that our technologies are actually repairable. Repair then should also function as an important standard for the design, implementation, and selection of our everyday technologies.

"The Las Vegas Human Trafficking Missions Trip Experience"


During this event the Spring break F.R.E.E. Missions team will discuss their past trip and highlight key facts and disturbing truths regarding the human trafficking industry in the United States, Montana, and the world. Please join us for this information night and presentation to learn more about F.R.E.E. University Club coming fall of 2014!


 "The Evolution of a Career in Cardiovascular Surgery"



"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


Authentic, Motivated Leadership” – Maureen Ward


 While you are busy navigating your college career and learning your personal leadership style, it’s important to always remember to be yourself! In this multi-media presentation, we will look at a variety of leadership theories and explore our personal strengths and motivations, even going so far as to reconnect with the “kid inside” to help set goals for the college years, and beyond. It is helpful for participants to have already completed their StrengthsFinder 2.0, but not a requirement.





“ 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.



"Creating and Achieving Your Bucket List" - Jackie Clawson and 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.




“Moving your Strengths from Raw to Refined”  - Megan Patrick -Thompson

Everyone has strengths, but learning how to maximize them is key.  Come learn strategies and techniques to take full advantage of your talents and take them out of the basement. The focus of this session will be on creating steps to help you leverage your talents for achievement—moving your strengths from “raw to refined”.   Students will need to bring a copy of their “Strengths Insight and Action-Planning Guide” to this session.


Teaching Goals:  Students will demonstrate greater awareness of their strengths and methods to maximize their potential.  Students will create a personal development plan for maximizing their strengths.









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