Leadership Studies


A Very Special Surprise Recognition

If you are interested in enrolling in LED 211 and/or declaring the LED minor please complete the LED Student Information Form and email to DocNott at nottinghamj@uncw.edu or drop off a hard copy outside of her FA 124 office.  Doc Nott will email you after a review of the information.

Business students should be aware that LED 311 (T only) and LED 411 (R only) are once a week from 3:30-5:45 p.m.  Some TR business classes are now scheduled at part of the same time on those days.  Business students are encouraged to plan on finishing the LED minor core courses before you begin your senior BUS courses or you will not be able to earn an LED minor.

Contact Information

Program Coordinator
Dr. Joanne Nottingham
(910) 962-3369

Friday Annex 124
Department of Educational Leadership
Watson College of Education
University of North Carolina
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5980

Welcome to the Leadership Studies Minor Website

Effective leadership is vital to growth and success in a democratic society. The minor in Leadership Studies is a multi-disciplinary program that focuses on the study of leadership from various perspectives and contexts. It is designed to provide you with learning opportunities to develop your leadership potential.

You experience the challenges and consequences of leading through classroom participation and collaborative projects that emphasize structured self-growth. Personal challenge exercises, and community service projects add to the number of leadership challenge selections at your disposal. Whatever options you choose, you will find that the goal is to keep learning about yourself...and about others...who lead.

Leadership development opportunities include:

  • Understanding leadership theory and practice from multidimensional perspectives
  • Engagement in leadership experiences and challenges in a variety of contexts
  • Understanding the consequences of leadership decisions
  • Participation that emphasizes structured self-growth through personal challenge exercises

What To Do & What To Know

  • Read this LED website, come to a drop-in advising session (10 minutes) or email for an appointment (10 minutes)
  • Declare the LED minor at the Registrar's Office in James Hall as soon as possible, sometime this semester.
  • Bring a printer-friendly copy of your degree audit with you when you meet with Dr. Nottingham.  
  • Permission to enroll in LED 211 may or may not be given for a particular semester.
  • LED core courses are not offered during the summer.
  • LED 211, LED 311, and LED 411 cannot be taken in the same semester.

" The goal of the core leadership courses is for you to learn more about others who lead and about yourself." -Doc Nott

UNC Wilmington | 601 S. College Road, Wilmington NC 28403 | 910.962.3000 | About this Site | Copyright Notice | Feedback | Page maintained by: education@uncw.edu