ILA Podcast

The Collegiate Leadership Competition

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Bela Jevtovic & Dan Jenkins


What is the Collegiate Leadership Competiton?
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 Guests

Bela Jevtovic was the founding executive director of the Collegiate Leadership Competition (CLC), and an integral force in the growth and development of the CLC.  Currently, she is Co-Founder and Co-Owner at BiG Comm E-Commerce and serves on the CLC board. 

Dan Jenkins is Department Chair & Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Southern Maine. His most recent books were co-authored with Kathy Guthrie – The Role of Leadership Educators: Transforming Learning.  He is co-host of the Leadership Educator Podcast. Dan is also a CLC Board Member.

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.