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Center for Leadership and Involvement Presented by: Donna Freitag & Charlie Cahill
Center for Leadership and Involvement Leadership Certificate
Leadership Certificate Program Overview History of Program Based on Social Change Model Written Reflections are an Essential Element Review Committee Written Application to Online Application Activity Areas (Type of Involvement) Includes verification, written reflections Online Learning Modules Educational Artifact Content Areas (What was learned) Individual, Group & Community (Social Change Model) Benefits & Learning Outcomes
Benefits and Learning Outcomes Benefits: a)Ceremony, Red/Gold cords, certificate of completion b)Showcase leadership and involvement experiences c)Resume, talking point in an interview Leadership Certificate Learning Outcomes: a)Increased self awareness b)Recognition of impact on groups and community c)Ability to understand application of learned skills -More prepared for interviews and post college jobs.
Quotes: Why? “The Leadership Certificate is a great way to showcase the Leadership responsibilities I’ve had on campus.” Future? “I will continue to practice skills of introspection to better learn from life experiences” Advice? “Get started early”! “Do it”! “Well worth the work”
Leadership Certificate Requirements Cumulative GPA of a 2.5 Cumulative GPA of a 2.5 Current UW student Current UW student Provide documentation of 100 hours of experience in 5 different activity areas Provide documentation of 100 hours of experience in 5 different activity areas Complete 3 different online modules Complete 3 different online modules Complete an educational artifact reflecting personal growth and impact on others Complete an educational artifact reflecting personal growth and impact on others Sign an ethics statement Sign an ethics statement
Activity Areas Leadership Roles Leadership Roles – 20 hours maximum Academic Courses Academic Courses – 30 hours maximum Civic Engagement Civic Engagement – 20 hours maximum Out-of-Class Learning Out-of-Class Learning – 30 hours maximum Work Experience Work Experience – 20 hours maximum
Leadership Roles Activity Description 20 hours maximum Leadership related and allows for personal growth Demonstrate ability to lead others Set and accomplish goals Significant impact on others and foster a positive change on: – Group Members – The Organization – The Campus
Academic Course Activity Description 30 hours maximum Must be a for-credit class One academic credit = 15 contact hours Must obtain a 3.0 or better or a “pass” in a pass/fail course
Civic Engagement Activity Description 20 hours maximum Service to and active involvement in the community 50% of the hours must be from the same community organization 50% of the hours must be completed off campus
Out-of-Class Learning Activity Description 30 hours maximum Non-credit leadership learning – Workshops – Seminars – Conferences Contact hours will only be counted for actual workshop time
Work Experience Activity Description 20 hours maximum Paid or unpaid position Foster personal growth Skill based opportunities that include a developmental focus such as: – House fellow – Student Leadership Program Coordinator – Internships Note: Varsity athletes can use participation in their sport for this activity area.
Written Reflections Examples of questions students are asked to think about when preparing to write their (500 word) essays: 1.What talents can I bring to a group and what areas can I work on? 2.How did this experience challenge my leadership style and skills? 3.Explain the impact of my leadership experience and how it had a positive change on behalf of others in the community.
Review Committee The Review Committee : -Made up of faculty and staff on campus. -There is a reviewer for each activity area including the online learning modules and Educational Artifact. -The reviewer assists each student to fully capture the depth of what was learned and how it relates to specific “Content Areas”.
Overview of Content Areas Comprised of 3 Content Areas that impacts: Comprised of 3 Content Areas that impacts: (Social Change Model) (Social Change Model) – Individual (min. 30 hours) – Group (min. 45 hours) – Community (min. 25 hours) Content Areas are not in addition to the 100 hours, but each activity area submitted must also satisfy the “content area” requirements. Content Areas are not in addition to the 100 hours, but each activity area submitted must also satisfy the “content area” requirements. This encourages broad, personal leadership development across a number of contexts This encourages broad, personal leadership development across a number of contexts
Individual Content Area 30 hours minimum 30 hours minimum Knowing yourself is a fundamental value of leadership development Knowing yourself is a fundamental value of leadership development Recognizing individuals who: Recognizing individuals who: – Are aware of their beliefs, values, attitudes, and emotions that motivate one to take action – Can become a committed participant in the shaping of a group’s common purpose – Thinks, feels, and behaves with consistency, genuineness, and authenticity
Center for Leadership and Involvement Reflection on Individual What have you learned about yourself through your involvement on campus?
Group Content Area 45 hours minimum 45 hours minimum Includes collaboration and dealing with controversy in a civil respectful manner Includes collaboration and dealing with controversy in a civil respectful manner Collaboration: Collaboration: Empowers self and others through trust Empowers self and others through trust Recognizes differences in viewpoints are inevitable Recognizes differences in viewpoints are inevitable Pride of accomplishing something together Pride of accomplishing something together
Center for Leadership and Involvement Reflection on Group Do you know how to collaborate with others? What are specific examples? Can you describe a time when controversy has arisen and were you able to address it in a civil manner?
Community Content Area 25 hours minimum 25 hours minimum Focuses on citizenship Focuses on citizenship Become responsibly committed to the community and society Become responsibly committed to the community and society The impact is a positive change on behalf of others in the community The impact is a positive change on behalf of others in the community Reflection is looking at an issue at the global level rather than at the individual level Reflection is looking at an issue at the global level rather than at the individual level
Center for Leadership and Involvement Reflection on Community Are you actively involved in a community? How are you involved in this community beyond just being a member? How will you stay involved in your current communities or become involved in new communities in the future?
Online Learning Modules Website leadership topics Website leadership topics Complete three online modules Complete three online modules Provides an alternate source for leadership to take place Provides an alternate source for leadership to take place Reflection essay Reflection essay Must apply to at least one of the content areas! Must apply to at least one of the content areas!
Educational Artifact Should: Should: – Be an overview of what you have learned and why you think it will make a difference in your future – Show your impact on others – Include an action plan of how you will use and apply your leadership skills in the future Can be: Can be: – A short paper – A short paper (2,500 words) – A short presentation – A short presentation (20 minutes in length) – Website
Application Deadlines Fall Semester: November 1 Spring Semester: April 1
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