Spring on the York College campus

ExCEL Leadership Series

Promoting excellence in tomorrow's leaders

ExCEL stands for Excellence in Creating Extraordinary Leaders. The mission of the ExCEL Leadership Program is to develop and enhance the leadership skills of YCP students through quality leadership workshops and presentations. Through this leadership series we hope to foster a community of responsible and dedicated student leaders that will increase the overall quality of involvement and engagement of the YCP student population as a whole. ExCEL Series events are open to all students and focuses presentations and workshops on organizational leadership skills that students can apply in their current roles.

ExCEL is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Orientation, Student Affairs, the Career Development Center, and the Center for Professional Excellence.Interested in presenting or have someone in mind you would like to nominate? ExCEL is always looking to increase the diversity of its programs and presenters! Fill out our form to nominate yourself or another campus/York community student/member as an ExCEL presenter.

Former NAACP president Ben Jealous visited York College to discuss leadership
Former NAACP president Ben Jealous, who spoke at York College, is just one example of leaders offering insight and wisdom to our students throughout the year.

All about ExCEL

  • What is ExCEL?

    York College of PA ExCEL Leadership Logo Centered around the mantra of “Excellence,” the Office of Student Activities and Orientation (OSAO), the Career Development Center (CDC), and the Center for Professional Excellence (CPE) collaborate to provide numerous programs focused on developing students as well-rounded leaders and professionals.

    The Excellence in Creating Extraordinary Leaders (ExCEL) Leadership Series offers numerous leadership presentations related to developing individual’s skills and self-awareness, while supporting student organizations’ growth and success as a whole.

    Presenters include YCP faculty, staff, alumni, and students, as well as prestigious professionals on the local and national levels.

  • Who should attend?

    Students are encouraged to participate in these sessions regardless of class year and current involvement in a student organization, as these leadership skills are transferable to all aspects of the College experience and will serve students in a wide range of opportunities.

    ExCEL Series presentations are designed for individual students as well as student organizations striving for excellence. Each semester, ExCEL sessions are tailored around the needs of students to encourage personal and professional development. While executive board members of campus clubs and organizations are required to attend at least one ExCEL session per semester, all students are encouraged to take advantage of the developmental opportunities that Student Leadership and Professional Development Programs offer.

  • What is the student organization ExCEL requirement?

    York College is home to 80+ vibrant student clubs and organizations. These organizations hold a vital role in developing leaders and well rounded students. As such, each organization is required to attend a select number of ExCEL Series events in order to ensure that their members are well informed and successful in their roles.

    The following outlines the requirements of each Student Senate recognized organization:

    • All required executive board positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, & Treasurer) must attend at least ONE ExCEL Series event per semester
    • You are not all required to attend the same session
    • Make sure you sign-in at the event to receive credit for your attendance

    Did you know your organization is eligible for the Organizational Leadership Grant Program? The top three Student Senate recognized organizations that have the most members attend ExCEL events each semester will receive a monetary award that can be used towards leadership programming! Read more about the Organization Leadership Grant in the Spring 2016 ExCEL Brochure!
    Grant awards: 1st place - $500, 2nd place - $250, 3rd place - $100

  • Need more incentive?

    The Organizational Leadership Grant Program and the Individual Student Leadership Certification Program awards organizations and individuals who display an exceptional dedication to developing their leadership skills by offering grants to those who go above and beyond in attending Student Leadership and Professional Development Programs.

    The Organizational Leadership Grant Program awards the top three Student Senate recognized organizations that have the most members attend ExCEL events each semester will receive a monetary award that can be used towards leadership programming! Read more about the Organization Leadership Grant in the .
    Grant awards: 1st place - $500, 2nd place - $250, 3rd place - $100

    Individuation Leadership Certification awards individual students who display an exceptional dedication to developing their leadership skills will be rewarded for their commitment. All students who have attended a minimum of eight ExCEL sessions by the end of the 2015-16 academic year will receive a Student Leadership Certification. Additionally, the individual who attends the highest number of sessions (at least eight) during the 2015-16 academic year will also be awarded with $500 toward books and professional supplies at the York College of Pennsylvania Bookstore.

Contact Us
ExCEL Leadership Series
Whitney Hedge, M.S., Assistant Director of Student Activities and Orientation
Iosue Student Union
Phone: 717.815.1239
Whedge@ycp.edu
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