What is Catalyst?

A student membership organization focused on the principles and practices of ethical business leaders.


The membership experience for Catalyst is designed for a traditional 4-year college setting.

Catalyst is a program of the Commonwealth LeadershipTM Alliance (CLA) – a community of like-minded organizations and people who value ethical leadership concepts and the practices of Servant Leadership.

Commonwealth LeadershipTM offers a series of ethical leadership skills certificates (the Ethical Business Leadership Certification (EBLC) which can be achieved through various activities and events.

Commonwealth LeadershipTM: MISSION

The mission of the CLA is to provide aspiring business leaders with the tools of Servant Leadership to be successful in their professional and personal lives through learning events and activities, shared experiences, and access to the global business community.

Organizational Characteristics


Trust – We believe trust is the foundation of all relationships

Teamwork – We believe working together enables us to achieve more than what can be achieved by an individual

Curiosity – We believe excellence is attained through diligence and continuous learning

Care – We believe everyone should be treated with dignity and respect




The Program

The EBLC program provides candidates with the tools of Analytical and Critical Thinking.

Clarity – in discovering opportunities and outlining problems.

Analysis in gathering and analyzing relevant information and data.

Action in making decisions and modeling outcomes and contingencies.

For students in Catalyst, the EBLC Certification Program will use the “Clarity, Analysis, and Action” methodology to explore their personal and professional pathways:

Professional Pathways

Know Yourself – Clarify personal values and alignment with actions; identify leadership style and tendencies.

Build Your Team – Build meaningful personal and professional relationships; Consider how personal leadership style and tendencies fit within a team.

Find Your Path – Explore those activities and actions in which you are interested and do well. Grow in understanding how your interests and skills can guide your career decisions mapping.

Practice Your Skills – Servant Leadership is a practice. Learn how the CAA methodology can be applied to any personal or professional opportunity or issue. Apply the use of Commonwealth Leadership’s “Core SixTM” skills, which have been identified as critical for thriving personally and professionally.