About

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CFL is a resource for all Hope students (regardless of major), complementing Hope’s academic program.  It is focused on educating students for life and work.  CFL’s mission is to help students discern and apply their gifts, classroom learning, values, and calling; prepare for work; and transition from college. Thus CFL offers leadership courses and two co-curricular programs: CFL Consulting and CFL Incubator, the former to help social and business enterprises and latter to help students launch their own ideas. (See www.hope.edu/leadership.)

Get More Experiences — Experiences That Matter!

Life and work are intimately connected.

“The odds of thriving in all areas of well-being are 4.6x higher if [we are] engaged at work” (Gallup).

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The odds of being engaged at work are…

  • 2.6x higher if college prepared students well for life outside of college
  • 2.4x higher if the institution was passionate about the long-term success of its students
  • 2.2x higher if students had mentors who encouraged them to pursue their goals and dreams
  • 2.0x higher if at least one professor made them excited about learning
  • 1.9x higher if professors cared about students as people
  • 1.8x higher if students worked on a project that took a semester or more to complete  (Gallup)

Hope College understands this.  Hope “will engage every student in a holistically formative education, distinguished by its combination of academic rigor, intimate learning environment, and experiential relevance, developed and delivered by nationally-recognized teacher-scholars” (Hope College Strategic Plan Goals, 2015).

That is why CFL exists.  CFL is a resource for all Hope students (regardless of major), complementing Hope’s academic program.  It is focused on educating students for life and work.  CFL’s mission is to help students discern and apply their gifts, classroom learning, values, and calling; prepare for work; and transition from college. Thus CFL offers leadership courses and two co-curricular programs: CFL Consulting and CFL Incubator, the former to help social and business enterprises and latter to help students launch their own ideas.

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That Matter

Our “Why?” is to help students holistically flourish.  Work is a gift of God and an opportunity to seek shalom.  Therefore, we help students:

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Co-Create

Our “How?” is that we invest in students.  We uniquely combine action learning with coaching and mentoring focused on knowing as we are known and students’ long-term fulfillment and well-being.  We believe in education that is holistic.

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Work Experiences

We do not sponsor an academic major or minor.  But we are a resource for all Hope College students regardless of major or minor.   As such, our “What?” is to co-create work experiences that matter.  In short, we invest in students in three ways:

  • CFL Integrated Learning — We offer experiential coursework and mentoring for all interested students to help them discern their gifts and calling.
    • LDRS 201: Introduction to Inspirational Leadership (2 credits)
    • LDRS 231: Leading the Start-Up Process (4 credits)
    • LDRS 291: Becoming an Influential Leader (2 credits)
    • LDRS 292: The Trusted Adviser (2 credits)

Click here for news about the Leadership Minor.

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To God be the glory!

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Investing in students.

Co-creating work experiences.  That Matter.

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