Leadership Certificates

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Wh​y do a leadership certificate program?

A leadership certificate serves as an additional co-curricular, outside the classroom, learning experience on your journey as a CU Denver student. These programs include a set of focused experiences including workshops, service, and reflection that enhance your knowledge about a topic and yourself.

Once completed, you can add your certificate to your resume. Then, when you're speaking to potential employers you will be able to discuss what you learned in the area of your certificate in addition to  what you learned in the classroom. You have your entire college career to work on the requirements and complete your certificate.

When and w​here are leadership certificates awarded?

  • Fall semester completion: Students can pick up their certificate In the Office of Student Life,Tivoli #303, or at the last Student Government Association (SGA) Senate meeting of the fall semester
  • Spring semester completion: Students will receive their certificate at the Milo Awards, typically hosted in late April


Current L​eadership Certificates:

Leadership Certificate in Sustainability

The Leadership Certificate (LC) in Sustainability focuses on leadership skills and knowledge about the primary areas of sustainability as addressed at the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC).  This is a partnership program with the Auraria Sustainable Campus Project (ASCP). 

  • LEADERSHIP LEARNING: Complete the 6 Sustainability workshops and 4 specifically identified LEAD workshops.
  • EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: Complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service with sustainability oriented non-profits or sustainability oriented projects hosted by the ASCP.  Students can also do their volunteering with the ASCP Eco Rep Program.
  • MEANING MAKING: Write a reflection paper connecting everything you've learned and complete a leadership coaching / exit interview where we will practice how to share what you've learned in job interviews.

Learn More and Register Here

 

Emerging Leader Certificate

This leadership certificate is for students interested in 1) exploring and expanding their understanding of leadership and 2) practicing their leadership skills through community service. Students will gain an understanding of “socially responsible leadership” and the Social Change Model of Leadership through the program.

  • LEADERSHIP LEARNING: Complete the LEAP Program OR complete 10 LEAD workshops (5 required LEAD workshops), a Personality / Styles workshop, a Diversity & Inclusion workshop and 3 elective workshops).
  • EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: Complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service at a non-profit agency of your choice. Students are expected to do all hours at one agency. Our hope is that you learn about the agencies mission, the clients they serve, challenges they face carrying out their mission, and how they make a difference.
  • MEANING MAKING: Write a reflection paper connecting everything you've learned and complete a leadership coaching / exit interview where we will practice how to share what you've learned in job interviews.

Learn More and Register Here

Intercultural Engagement Certificate

In partnership with the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Center for Identity & Inclusion, the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Student Life, the Intercultural Engagement Certificate (IEC) program is designed to encourage student involvement in diversity workshops, cultural events, and other IEC certified gatherings. 

  • Learn about different cultures
  • Make friends with people from around the world
  • Showcase your cultural sensitivity to graduate schools and employers by earning the IEC