Student Conduct

Students are held to a Biblical conduct standard as they relate to themselves and those around them. These are the same standards that LEAD staff are held to. Each student is given a conduct policy at their Launch Retreat Weekend for their review. Download the Conduct Policy.


By Attending a LEAD retreat of any kind you are giving permission to The LEAD Program to use images, soundbites, quotes, video of you and/or your likeness. By giving feedback, papers, projects, forms whether online or at an event you are giving LEAD permission to use your written comments in marketing, promotions and current or future training content.

Withdraw from The LEAD Program

In the event that a student must withdraw from The LEAD Program, the student must complete the Student Withdrawal Form. This form will trigger several items: 1. Notice will be sent to the Cohort Director and Staff, 2. Initiate contact by someone from the Student Relations Team for a quick student survey, and 3. Update to the Students’ payment portal by the Financial Department; any unpaid balance for the current semester will be collected and stop payment for any future semester payment(s) will be processed. 

Re-entering the program

Students may re-enter at the next available retreat weekend and provided their is room available in the regional cohort. Students will begin with their new cohort at the retreat weekend. Re-entering students must a have a zero balance and be highly recommended by their local church.

Tuition policy

Once enrolled for a LEAD semester, payment for the entire semester ($1,200) must be paid. Any
elected payment plans will not be stopped until semester tuition is paid in full.

If a student falls behind on tuition payments, for any reason, the student’s access to Canvas will be denied once their payment is 10 days past due. The student will be “locked out” of their Canvas
Instance until their account balance (or payment plan) is brought back to being current. If the student has circumstances which are out of their control and are affecting their financial situation they should reach out to studentrelations@leadcma.org to communicate and create a plan.

Students can see and even update payment details at anytime by logging on to the Student Payment Portal  (portal.leadcma.org).

Once a student is “locked out” of Canvas because of late payments for whatever reason, the student will still be able to access the Student Payment Portal to bring their account back to current. The
Student’s Canvas account will be unlocked once the account balance is brought back to current
(Canvas accounts are usually unlocked within 3 business days).

Donation refunds

There will be no refunds of donations (unless there is a miscommunication on a donation amount). All donations to The LEAD Program are tax-exempt and a donation statement will be given for all donations of $200 or more. No goods or services will be given in exchange for a donation. Donations to LEAD Mission Trips will not be refunded unless there is some kind of error or miscommunication on the donation amount. If a student decides to withdraw from a trip or not complete the LEAD Missions Trip requirement, funds will be gifted to the team that the student would have gone with. Donors will not receive a refund in the event that a student withdraws from a trip.