About the Certificate

The Leadership Certificate Program is a multi-semester program, combining classroom instruction and hands-on training, designed to provide you with a customized experience to help develop leadership skills in a way that integrates leadership education and personal reflection. You are matched with a Leadership Coach during the program. The program culminates with the creation of a Leadership Portfolio that documents your leadership growth, and could be beneficial during the job searching process.

How Can I Start?

The enrollment periods to begin the Certificate Program occur during the first 10 weeks of each fall and spring semester. To get started:

  • Attend an Information Session. Registration is required to attend Certificate workshops. To register, log into our website then go to ‘Registration’ on the menu list and select ‘Certificate Workshops’. Choose your workshop to sign up. A list of upcoming workshops can be found here.

Click here to sign up for an Information Session


  • After attending an Information Session, confirm your intent to begin the program by submitting your Declaration of Intent online. If you are joining in the fall 2018, your Declaration of Intent is due no later than Friday, December 14th 

Once you’re enrolled, we will pair you with a Leadership Coach as soon as possible.

Questions? See this FAQ or please contact leadershipcertificate@illinois.edu