Leadership Development

Bronco LEAD

The Bronco LEAD Program is Cal Poly Pomona's FREE campus-wide leadership certification program. This co-curriculum-based program focuses on developing leaders across campus by offering leadership based transdisciplinary workshops. Participants will receive credit for attending any workshops, lecture or events sponsored by Bronco LEAD. After completing the curriculum, students will be invited to the Bronco LEADership Luncheon that acknowledges their achievements within the program. The Bronco LEAD program is broken down into the following tiers:


Bronco LEAD 1.0 is the base curriculum of this program. You will become familiar with a variety of resources our campus has to offer by selecting experiences that pique your interests! This curriculum is mandatory of all students participating in the Bronco LEAD Program. 

PLEASE NOTE: Any workshop that does not allow you to prove attendance will be manually entered by the Bronco LEAD Coordinator. This makes signing into the workshops you attend VERY IMPORTANT!

Complete the 2 mandatory requirements:

  • So, You Think You Can LEAD? Workshop
  • Submit a 2 page culminating reflection of your experience once you complete all requirements for Bronco LEAD 1.0

Complete at least 6 elective items:

  • Career Center Sponsored
  • First Year Experience Class
  • Attend 1 General club/organization meeting (Document it on myBAR portal)
  • Polysh’d Speakers’ Public Speaking Workshop
  • Attend a Study Abroad Info Session (Have facilitator sign the flier and upload it to myBAR portal)
  • Attend a Bronco LEAD Partnered Event
  • Attend Bronco Student LEADership Conference
  • Attend the Bronco LEAD Diversity Workshop
  • Attend a Bronco LEAD Workshop of your choice
  • Attend the Annual NSLS Leaders for Leaders Conference
  • “LEADing Through Conflict”: Conflict Management

Bronco LEAD 2.0-This curriculum attempts to fortify students understanding of themselves. Students will be exposed to versatile customs, experiences and explore their own internal development. 2.0-is for students who are seeking to go more in-depth understanding of who they are as a leader and want to go beyond the foundational curriculum.

Please Note: This curriculum is NOT mandatory. The second level of the Bronco LEAD program gives students the ability to focus on what does leadership truly mean to them and what skills do they need to further develop their leadership abilities.

Complete the 5 mandatory requirements:

  • Complete Bronco LEAD 1.0 Curriculum
  • Volunteer at a Large Scale Cultural Center Event
  • Register for and attend at least one Allies Training
  • Become a MEMBER or a registered club or organization
  • Complete Wellness Card Program (Wellness Card with Stamp) (Attain from Health Center)

Complete 2 electives items of your choice:

  • Study Abroad Program
  • Informational Interview
  • Participant of Intergroup Dialogue
  • Attend an off campus conference
  • Meet with a Health Educator
  • Participate in a Community Event
  • Attend a Bronco LEAD Partnered Event
  • Apply and Attend the Cross-Cultural Retreat
  • Pass Intro to Ethnic Studies (EWS 1400) Course
  • Create and Complete a Self-Care Activity Sheet (Attain from Health Center)
  • Pass the Multicultural Leadership Class: EWS 2900 or EWS 2900S
  • Apply for and participate in the Diversity Ambassador Program

Bronco LEAD 3.0 is the final curriculum where students utilize the techniques/tools acquired in Bronco LEAD 1.0 and 2.0 This level requires students to put their obtained leadership skills into practice. Participants in Bronco LEAD 3.0 will have an opportunity “to do” leadership in Cal Poly Pomona fashion. Instead of "LEARN by Doing," students will "LEAD by Doing" through service opportunities listed below.

Complete the 3 mandatory requirements:

  • Complete the requirements for Bronco LEAD 1.0
  • Complete the requirements for Bronco LEAD 2.0
  • Present a poster presentation at the Bronco LEADership Conference

Complete 4 electives items of your choice:

  • Start Your Own Club!
  • Presentation at a Conference
  • Hold one of the Bronco LEADer positions
  • Attend a Bronco LEAD Partnered Event
  • Pass a Cal Poly Pomona Service Learning Course
  • Attend Clubs and Organizations Registration
  • Volunteer 5 hours promoting the Bronco LEAD program
  • Successfully complete a 1 Quarter Internship (co-op or academic)
  • Complete a Strengths Quest Assessment at the CPP Career Center
  • Join the Cal Poly Pomona Toastmaster’s Chapter (Polysh’d Speakers)
  • Membership on the Executive Board of a REGISTERED CPP Club or Organization
Join the Cal Poly Pomona Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)

In order for students to complete the Bronco LEAD Program they must complete the Bronco LEAD Curriculum.  Once the Bronco LEAD curriculum is completed students will have the opportunity to participate in Bronco LEAD 2.0 and /or Bronco LEAD 3.0.

Each spring semester those who complete any Bronco LEAD curriculum will be honored at a culminating ceremony, Seniors who complete Bronco LEAD 3.0 Curriculum will be given a graduation sash in addition to a certificate of completion.

For Questions please contact:

Reggie Robles

Coordinator (He, Him, His)

Leadership Development