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For the past twenty years the University of Colorado at Boulder has offered a leadership training program called The Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) which uses service learning as a fundamental strategy for developing leadership values and skills. Training in PLC is focused around an eight-point vision of ideal leadership characteristics and central to that vision is the belief that leaders should conceive of their actions as they relate to the broader good in society; they should participate in community service activities and forums. The goal is to shape self-concept in ways that make service to one s community seem like a natural activity. Thus, in PLC service is a basic objective and experientially based service learning is a fundamental part of the pedagogy. For the purposes of this discussion I will use PLC as an example of some of the ways in which service learning can benefit leadership development.