Mission & Vision

Welcome to the Comprehensive Leadership Program (CLP)!

Jesuit education and Gonzaga University foster the development of individuals who will be leaders for the common good, with the belief that leadership can be learned. CLP embraces this mission, preparing you for real-life leadership experiences on campus and in the larger global community. We encourage and celebrate a diverse group of students from all disciplines of study, offering courses and experiences designed to complement your chosen major. We invite you to become part of the CLP!


The Comprehensive Leadership Program (CLP) fosters the development of individuals who lead for the common good. Our program offers a unique scholarly environment that provides transformational and reflective student experiences focused on three dimensions: self-awareness, relationship with others, and community action for the common good.


As a CLP student, you will positively change the world. The program is designed to produce graduates with a deep and holistic understanding of leadership, the meaning of moral character, and an ethic of care and service.

Program Outcomes

Students will:

  • gain knowledge and understanding of foundational leadership theories and demonstrate the ability to apply theories in the practice of leadership
  • construct an evolving personal philosophy of leadership that demonstrates self-knowledge and theoretical understanding
  • develop an understanding of organizational change processes, team dynamics, emotional intelligence, and conflict management within the practice of leadership
  • acquire knowledge of diverse cultures, cross-cultural communication, the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the uses of power between groups

Application Information

Students must apply and be selected for CLP as a first-year student. Information goes out to all first-year undergraduate students in September about the application process. You can find the CLP application, including submission instructions and deadlines, on Zagtivities. For questions, please contact clp@gonzaga.edu

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502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258