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"The Heyborne Leadership Academy smoothed my transition from high school to college here at Pacific.  Thanks to the program, I am far more confident and prepared in all of my classes and leadership positions held around campus."

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Heyborne Leadership Academy

The Heyborne Leadership Academy provides an opportunity for students to cultivate and elevate their fundamental leadership skills.  This program seeks to strengthen students' leadership potential by building up their basic analytical and communication skills along with providing regular leadership-specific exercises and discussions. 

The Heyborne Leadership Academy is a year-long program, meeting ten Saturday mornings each semester, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.  The curriculum includes a lightning review of algebra and trigonometry, high-level reading with extensive writing, a few mini-lectures on study skills, along with the extensive leadership material.  One highlight includes regular writing reviews, with highly personalized feedback to the students.  There is no homework required for the program.

All participants will receive:

    • Attractive "Leadership YOU" certificate of completion which can be noted on your portfolio
    • Four college credits
    • Complimentary leadership text
    • Cool shirt with the Academy insignia

  • Why Review your math skills 

    Many students first take algebra in junior high school.  Their subsequent high school courses do not always provide enough practice to keep the skills honed.  Trigonometry is sometimes taught without sufficient practical applications, so students do not see the techniques as useful tools.  Many  college courses assume that students can use the concepts effectively and efficiently.  However by that time, six to eight years may have elpased and many basic skills are rusty or forgotten. 

    Mathematics education has moved away from requiring a large number of repetitions to help students truly master certain skills.  Math is normally taught in a sequential fashion wherein many important basics are covered once and mastery is assumed. This cursory review will reacquaint students with previously learned concepts and will refresh students' command and comprehension of mathematics.

  • Should everybody train for leadership?  All college graduates are destined to assume countless leadership responsibilities, along with even more "followership" roles.  Both are equally important, and both are enhanced through this academy.

2016/17 Heyborne Leadership Academy Schedule


Lightning Math Review
Group format
Periodic problem-solving

10:50 Continental Breakfast

Verbal + Study Skills + Leadership Development
Most sessions will begin with a 30-minute lecture and/or exercise on such topics as:

  • Analytical reading
  • Professional writing strategies
  • Time management skills
  • Note-taking strategies
  • Organizational skills
  • Self and social awareness
  • Test-taking skills
  • Interpersonal skills
11:50 Class ends


Location:  CTC 113/114

Class Dates:
2016: 09/10, 09/17, 09/24, 10/01, 10/22, 10/29, 11/05, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3
2017: 01/21, 01/28, 02/04, 02/11, 02/25, 03/04, 03/25, 04/01, 04/08, 04/22