Leadership Certificate Program

The Leadership Certificate Program is a tiered experience that challenges participants to examine leadership from varied perspectives and encourages reflection on their personal leadership beliefs. Each tier starts at the beginning of the semester and is meant to be completed over the course of that same semester. The three tier model is designed to offer participants with intentional leadership exploration opportunities that also allows for flexibility and individuality! 

Some requirements can be met through participation in other campus activities; you can easily petition for substitution of event requirements. Many of these requirements are accompanied by a written reflection that must be submitted to complete that requirement.

As you register for this program, keep in mind that your participation in this program can be put on hold if you find that one semester you're extra busy or going abroad. We will always welcome you back into the Certificate Program and look forward to hearing how those experiences informed your leadership philosophy. 

After completion of the three tiers, students will be considered a Leadership Certificate Program Fellow and given access to unique and self-directed opportunities supported by the Wilks Institute. 

There is no fee to participate in the Certificate program. 

Tier 1

  • One Lessons in Leadership
  • One Leadership Lecture
  • Two workshops
  • Strengths Event
  • Member of a student organization
  • Diversity Event
  • Well-Being Activity
  • Draft a Leadership Philosophy Statement

Tier 2

  • Two Lessons in Leadership
  • One Leadership Lecture
  • One workshop
  • Strengths Coaching 1 on 1 to Claim Your Strengths
  • Service Project
  • Leadership Book
  • Review and Revise Leadership Philosophy Statement

Tier 3

  • One Lessons in Leadership
  • One Leadership Lecture
  • One workshop
  • Pro-Strengths Coaching 1 on 1 to Aim Your Strengths
  • Career Exploration
  • Leader Interview
  • Disseminate Leadership Philosophy Statement to mentor on campus

Post-Tiers: Individualized Fellows Program

Upon completing the Certificate Program, you are eligible for the Fellows Program. This is an individualized and mentored leadership journey that you will help create and direct that will build on the leadership capacity developed in the certificate program, but is more specific to the type of leadership you desire to develop and demonstrate. It will include academic coursework, high-impact leadership co-curricular experiences and leadership competencies-based activities. This program will open opportunities for those that seek them.