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Accelerated Leadership Certificate Program

This certificate of the Leadership Development Program is specifically designed with transfer and upperclass students in mind! It provides students with the opportunity to learn more about their own leadership style while working with a group of fellow students on a project to help the local community!

The Accelerated Leadership Certificate combines the first two certificates of the Leadesrhip Development Program and focuses on the individual and group values of the Social Change Model of Leadership Development: Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment, Collaboration, Common Purpose and Controversy with Civility.

Students who complete this certificate will be able to go on to the Presidential Leadership Certificate.

As a result of this program, students will be able to:

  • Identify their strengths and weaknesses, values, attitudes and emotions that motivate action. (Consciousness of Self)
  • Examine how their actions are consistent with their beliefs and values. (Congruence)
  • Describe their investment in an idea or person in terms of intensity and duration in order to serve the group and its goals. (Commitment)
  • Identify the role they play within a group. (Collaboration)
  • Describe the group's common purpose, including aims, values and vision (Common Purpose)
  • Discuss their views and values with contrasting others in a civil manner that develops positive relationships. (Controversy with Civility)

Overview of Accelerated Leadership Certificate Program Requirements:

  • Attend program kick off event
  • Attend a minimum of 5 Green Certificate Workshops over the course of the year
    • 1 Consciousness of Self
    • 2 Congruence (accelerated students have the option of 1 online workshop in this area)
    • 2 Commitment (accelerated students have the option of 1 online workshop in this area)
  • Take the Strengthsquest Assessment
  • Attend the Accelerated Certificate Consciousness of Self/Collaboration Seminar
  • Attend 2 Gold Certificate Seminars
    • Common Purpose
    • Controversy with Civility
  • Attend the Tunnel of Oppression and complete accompanying reflection
  • Working with assigned group and group advisor, identify a community need to address, complete community service with an organization that addresses this issue and implement a Social Action Project to benefit the community:
  • Attend the Annual Student Leadership Conference on February 15th, 2015
  • Present the results of the Social Action Project at Scholars Day on April 8, 2015
  • Attend the Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony
  • Complete the evaluation at the end

Click Here to register for the Accelerated Leadership Certificate