The Leadership Challenge Event® (LCE®) is an annual event hosted by the Washburn University Leadership Institute. It is a unique inter-scholastic as well as inter-collegiate leadership competition which enables high school and college students an opportunity to participate in an organized competition that simulates real-life experiences. The LCE® challenges students to address a variety of problems and situations where the outcome of the simulation is dependent on the leadership decisions made throughout the course of the competition.
The LCE® simulates the real-world process of leadership through a two-day event consisting of a live, interactive leadership simulation. Student teams will compete to fulfill the challenges and overcome the obstacles placed before them in a manner that demonstrates exemplary leadership knowledge and execution.
The Washburn University Leadership Institute espouses the belief that leadership is not a position, but rather a process. The Leadership Challenge Event® encourages leadership development by offering participants education, hands-on experience, and recognition in a competitive environment. It honors intellectual achievement and practical experience in leadership while building camaraderie and networks between competitors.