Student leadership development

The Student Life Office provides a wide variety of opportunities for DVC students to improve their awareness, knowledge, and skills related to leadership as well as many resources to do so.

A key component of leadership development is practice! To better prepare students for leadership roles at DVC, in their communities, and in their future careers, the Student Life Office offers a wide variety of leadership development opportunities. Here at DVC, students can find leadership opportunities in:

  • Associated Students of Diablo Valley College (ASDVC)
  • Inter Club Council (ICC)
  • Clubs and organizations
  • Student Organization Retreats
  • Leadership Development Workshops

The Student Life Office provides student leaders training to assist them in being effective in their different leadership roles. The ASDVC and ICC each have orientation retreats and training at the beginning of each semester to help members get to know each other, build a strong team, set goals and create action plans, become familiar with their organization's governing documents and budget, learn about their roles in shared governance, practice parliamentary procedure, and learn about further leadership development opportunities.

The Student Activities Coordinator and Student Activities Assistant are available to provide workshops and individual meetings for clubs on topics ranging from recruiting members, team-building, fund-raising, how to plan an event, goal-setting, diversity awareness, ethics, and how to run an effective meeting. Individual consultations with club leaders and advisors regarding club issues can also be arranged with Student Life staff.

In addition, there are many opportunities to develop valuable leadership skills and gain experience through other activities including: