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Leadership Passport Program

The Leadership Passport Program (LEAPP) provides a roadmap to maximize your undergraduate experience in the McColl School of Business. Through its emphasis on co-curricular, or outside the classroom, activities, you will earn recognition points and badges that will build your leadership skills and set you apart in a competitive job market.

Participating in LEAPP shows employers and graduate schools that you have invested in your own personal and professional development while at Queens. By completing this program, you will be able to articulate the key skills that you have developed that are critical to leading in the business world.

There is no required pace for this program. You choose how you want to engage. We recommend that you complete the LEAPP Exposure badge by the end of your freshman year and the LEAPP Leader badge by the end of your senior year. However, you can go at your own pace.

Competencies

LEAPP focuses on six competencies that we believe all McColl students should develop while at Queens. These competencies were developed through employer, alumni and student feedback and are linked to NACE Career Readiness Competencies, AACSB Standards, and the McColl School’s mission and vision.

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Career Readiness

Experience professional development opportunities that will help you achieve your career goals by securing internships and jobs. This competency is centered on professional development skills and strategies such as networking, interviewing, and developing your online presence to enhance your competitiveness in the marketplace.

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Critical & Innovative Thinking

Seek ways to develop compelling arguments by actively conceptualizing, analyzing, and creatively evaluating information and experiences. This competency focuses on problem solving, decision making, and developing an entrepreneurial mindset.

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Interpersonal & Team Effectiveness

Assess and learn effective skills and behaviors for building interpersonal relationships when working with and leading others or teams. This competency focuses on self-awareness, wellness, communication, and teamwork.

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Ethical Leadership & Civic Engagement

Develop traits, behaviors, and skills to enhance your effectiveness in business and civic environments. This competency is centered on serving your community and learning how to become an ethical leader who can motivate and guide others to achieve common goals.

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Global Citizenship

Seek to develop your awareness and participation as a global citizen. This competency focuses on cultural awareness, social responsibility, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

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Technology & Information Literacy

Develop your technical abilities for competing in the digital age. This competency focuses on quantitative decision-making, building technical skills, and analyzing and interpreting data.

How It Works

LEAPP serves as a hub for all co-curricular activities occurring within the McColl School and across the Queens campus. Each activity is linked to one of the six competencies. As you complete activities within each competency, you will earn points and badges that showcase the competencies that you are developing.

LEAPP is powered by Suitable, an app and website that helps you track your progress in real-time throughout the program.

Activity Types

Events: Events include major speakers, workshops, and employer information sessions. Scan the QR code at the event to earn points in LEAPP.

Tasks: Tasks require you to submit a file or write a brief reflection. For example, submit a certificate for completing a LinkedIn Learning course; write a short reflection about your participation in the L.E.A.D. program; or submit a screenshot of your completed Handshake profile. You will earn points once the submission is reviewed and approved.

Points & Levels

You receive points for completing an activity. Each activity is assigned a level of 1-5 based on the anticipated time and effort required to complete the activity. The higher the level, the more points you earn.

You can track the points you earn in your Suitable dashboard and compete against your peers in the Monthly LEAPP Leaderboard Challenge.

Badges & Rewards

Achievement Badges are what you are working towards throughout the program. You can showcase these badges on LinkedIn and to employers to highlight your accomplishments. You also earn rewards for completing each badge.

Take the Lead with LEAPP badge

Getting Started: Take the Lead with LEAPP!

Complete four activities as outlined in Suitable. This badge demonstrates that you understand how to use Suitable and are ready to start working towards other badges.

Reward: McColl sunglasses

LEAPP Exposure badge

LEAPP Exposure

Complete one Level 1 activity in each competency to earn this badge. This badge demonstrates that you have been exposed to each of the LEAPP competencies.

Reward: Your choice of McColl swag

LEAPP Participation badge

LEAPP Participation

Complete one Level 2 activity in each competency to earn this badge. This badge demonstrates that you have started participating in each LEAPP competency.

Reward: Credit to the Coffee House

LEAPP Engagement badge

LEAPP Engagement

Complete one Level 3 activity in each competency to earn this badge. This badge demonstrates a higher level of involvement in activities and results in the development of your skills within each competency.

Reward: McColl Padfolio

LEAPP Mastery badge

LEAPP Mastery

Complete one Level 4 activity in each competency to earn this badge. This badge demonstrates that you have developed an advanced level of knowledge of each LEAPP competency.

Reward: Digital Certificate signed by the Dean of the McColl School

LEAPP Leader badge

LEAPP Leader

LEAPP Leaders have put significant time and effort into their own development, as well as demonstrated a practical proficiency in each of the LEAPP competencies. LEAPP Leaders have completed all badges.

Reward: Graduation cord

How to Get Started

Download the app (Download for iOS and Download for Android) or visit suitable.co. Log in using your Queens credentials. Make sure you enable push notifications. Watch this video for a quick tutorial on how to use Suitable.

Earning Points

  1. Select the “Activities” tab to see all upcoming events and activities. You can filter by competency, activity type, or level.
  2. To complete an activity and earn points:
    • On the web: Select the activity and follow the instructions. Complete any reflection and/or submission requirements as directed, then scroll to the bottom and select “Complete and claim your points.”
    • On the mobile app: Swipe right and tap the green “Complete task” button or blue “Scan QR to complete” button. Complete any reflection and/or submission requirements as directed or scan the QR code at the event to get your points.
  3. For tasks: You will earn points once the submission is reviewed and approved.

Can I earn points for other events that I attend that aren’t listed in Suitable? Yes! Contact Stephanie Keene if you have an event that you think should count.

Earning Badges

Each badge has specific requirements that you must complete in order to earn a badge. As you complete activities, Suitable automatically tracks your progress towards earning badges. You can view your progress on the Achievements tab at any time.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the program, please contact Stephanie Keene, Director of Enrollment & Student Services (keenes@queens.edu, 704-337-2232).