LEAD Curriculum

Part of Champlain's Integrated Education is the Life Experience & Action Dimension (LEAD) Program. Each year students have certain requirements they must complete before registering for courses. Students can check their outstanding or completed LEAD requirements at any time by reviewing their Program Evaluation through WebAdvisor.

LEAD Curriculum


First Year—Citizenship & Financial Sophistication

LEAD 101: MBTI

Complete the MBTI assessment tool the summer before beginning your first year at Champlain. These results will be analyzed in most Core courses, focusing on how personalities will affect and support teamwork.

LEAD 106: Financial Assessment

Part of becoming a well rounded citizen is learning how to make financially responsible choices. As a Champlain student, you are asked to complete a survey to assess your financial knowledge and habits.

LEAD 102: Engaged Citizen

Participate in an activity that promotes community building prior to registration for third-semester courses. 

LEAD 108: Financial Sophistication

Participate in specified activities related to developing financial sophistication. Possible examples of these activities might include:

  • Game of Life
  • Budgeting and Goal Setting
  • Understanding Credit
  • Awesome Island
  • Check It Out!

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Second Year — Lifelong Career Management & Financial Sophistication

LEAD 201: Sophomore Symposium

Attend Sophomore Symposium, a conference-like event featuring a keynote speaker and breakout workshops related to lifelong career management.

LEAD 202: Strategically Marketing Yourself

Attend a workshop organized by major and designed to assist you in career management. A Career Advisor will help you produce a beginner resume, LinkedIn profile, or a strategic life plan.

LEAD 206: Financial Sophistication

Participate in specified activities related to developing financial sophistication. Possible examples of these activities might include:

  • Buying Your First Car
  • Living Off Campus Panel
  • Repaying Your Student Loans
  • Free Credit Review Day
  • Understanding Credit

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Third Year — Lifelong Career Management & Financial Sophistication

LEAD 301: Lifelong Career Management

Participate in specific activities related to lifelong career management by the middle of the spring semester. Possible examples of these activities might include:

  • Cover Letters and Resumes
  • Job Search
  • Elevator Pitch
  • Practice Interviewing
  • Graduate School

LEAD 306: Financial Sophistication

Participate in specific activities related to developing financial sophistication. Possible examples of these activities might include:

  • Online Budgeting and Goal-Setting
  • Online Buying Your First Car
  • Making Money Work for You
  • Check It Out!
  • Understanding Employee Benefits

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Fourth Year — Financial Sophistication

LEAD 408: Financial Assessment

After three years of completing financial literacy events, you are asked to complete a financial knowledge assessment so we can measure your progress during your college education. The assessment is due in October prior to course registration.

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Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for persons with medically recognized, documented needs.  If you require accommodations in order to fully participate in your educational experience or other Champlain College activity, please contact Denise Myers in the Counseling & Accommodations Services Center by phone (802) 865-5484 or email dmyers@champlain.edu or Maggie Riley by phone at 802-651-5847 or email mriley@champlain.edu


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