ILA Podcast

Coaching a Leadership Team (Online)

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Meghan Pickett & Bruce DeRuntz


What is the CLC?
Collegiate Leadership Competition (CLC), a nonprofit founded in 2015, creates a digital practice field where students can actively apply what they learn via CLC’s global virtual competition.

Colleges and universities identify a coach and recruit teams of six students. Any student interested in practicing leadership is welcome. Throughout the experience, each team member leads one challenge and receives extensive feedback based on their performance.

The competition begins in January. Competition activities occur via Zoom. The top 25 teams with the highest cumulative point total after the first four challenges compete in the global head-to-head in April.

CLC’s curriculum explores the attributes of effective leaders, leadership/followership styles, creative problem solving, influencing others, navigating difficult conversations, conflict resolution, delegation, stressors, and effective teaming.

About the Guest

Meghan Pickett is the Leadership Academy Program Manager in the Center for Leadership Studies at Illinois Institute of Technology. She is also a Ph.D. candidate and a Scientific Advisor at Happy Spectacular.  

Bruce DeRuntz is the founding Director of Southern Illinois University’s Leadership Development Program. His mission is to prepare the next generation of technical leaders for our country. He’s a professor with skills in leadership development, professional coaching, instructional design, quality management, and continuous improvement. Both serve as coaches for their university’s Collegiate Leadership Competition team.

Host Scott J. Allen

Scott Allen

Scott J. Allen, Ph.D., is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to improve their leadership and communication skills. Learn more about Scott here.

About Phronesis

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders offers a smart, fast-paced discussion on all things leadership. Scott and his expert guests cover timely, relevant topics and incorporate practical tips designed to help you make a difference in how you lead and live.