Welcome to CLD !
Community and Leadership Development (CLD) at the University of Kentucky
strengthens the capacities of individuals, organizations, and
communities to act on their shared visions and challenges.
CLD’s comprehensive teaching,
research, and outreach activities emphasize five areas.
Community and organizational development
focuses on community processes, the role of community organizations and
institutions, and how communities are affected by such societal factors
as location, inequality, and demographic patterns.
focuses on the intersection of communication and community both in
physical and virtual contexts with special emphasis on the role
communication plays in community change, development, and integration.
focuses on providing the knowledge and skills necessary for careers as
either high school teachers or community-based educators and advocates
focuses on youth and adult development and learning within a community
context. It is education created as a result of community involvement
and is designed to match community interests.
builds the knowledge and skills required to function as effective
community leaders and change agents and focuses on both the practice of
leadership and the context in which it occurs.
The Bachelor of Science in Community and Leadership Development provides
students knowledge and skills that can be applied to real-world
situations involving local communities
and as well
as nonprofit and advocacy organizations.
The Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Education prepares
students for careers in both formal and non-formal agricultural
education with students taking courses in both technical education and
Students in the Master of Science in Career, Technical, and Leadership
Education select one of two options.
The Career and Technical Education option focuses on developing teaching
skills for agricultural educators and is designed for both formal and
The Community and Leadership Development option is designed to help
emerging and established leaders develop the fundamental skills needed
to solve community problems and work effectively for community change