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Center for Transformational Learning & Leadership

About the CTLL

The CTLL provides exceptional learning and leadership experiences that build essential success skills in three areas: foundation, integration and translation.


Discipline-based skills in the career interest area. Foundation components include course work, academic advising, tutoring, mentoring, and access to seminars, discussions, debates and other opportunities to acquire content knowledge in a chosen discipline.


Interpersonal communication skills required to effectively engage and work successfully with people. Integration activities include: life skill enhancement courses, capstone courses, service learning and team building experiences, student professional development workshops, as well as life skill enhancement and professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, alumni and industry partners.


Opportunities to work with industry partners to apply learning to actual work scenarios as part of a high quality training experience. Translation involves participation in industry internships, international immersion experiences, job shadowing, industry site visits, panel discussions, peer and professional mentoring, and mock interviews.

What’s new in the CTLL?

Read the December issue of CAHNRS News here

Listed below are the newest updates within the Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership.

  • Students in HD 415 learn about leadership skills and theories, and apply them real-world efforts, while helping the community along the way. Partnering with different organizations through the Center for Civic Engagement at Washington State…
  • A doctoral degree candidate in the WSU plant pathology department originally from Colombia, South America, Cristian Olaya knew he was a natural leader, but knew he could be much more. "I wanted to improve," he…
  • Being turned down the first time didn't stop Scott Weisse from pursuing the career he wanted. Instead, having the right skills and a little trust helped Weisse get the job at Northwest Farm Credit Services, where he works today. However, his path…
  • Joe is the Quality Assurance Manager for Select Botanicals, LLC, and a Tidal Leadership Program graduate  Muddy jeans and a hard work-ethic, Joe Catron doesn't consider himself a lack-luster, suit-and-tie type of leader and yet…

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