LCP | Overview
In the Georgia College Leadership Certificate Program (LCP), students learn about the principles and practices of effective leadership through the study of leadership topics and models, the acquisition of hands-on leadership experience and the process of intentional personal reflection.
- improve their understanding of important leadership concepts
- develop valuable leadership skills
- gain direct leadership experience by participating in courses, workshops, discussions, retreats, service projects, presentations and conferences
Members who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate at a closing ceremony held at an end-of-the-year GC Leadership Programs recognition ceremony and a medallion to be worn at graduation.
Application Deadline for LCP 2014-15: February 28, 2014
The LCP is a year-long program experience, completed by students as a cohort. Students interested in participating in the LCP must gain acceptance to the program through an application process. Students from all disciplines are invited to apply and they may do so at any time during the academic year prior to the application deadline.
- be of sophomore, junior or senior standing by the anticipated start of their program experience
- have a minimum GPA of 3.0
- be able to take LEAD 2010: Principles of Leadership (3 credit hours) during the fall semester of their participation (11am-12:15pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays)
- be able to take LEAD 2020: Leadership Practicum (3 credit hours) during the spring semester of their participation (11am-12:15pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays)
- be able to participate in outside-the-classroom events and activities during both the fall and spring
LCP 2014-15 Application
John W. Bowen, Coordinator of Leadership Programs
Center for Engaged Learning, Room 101
202 N. Clarke St., Milledgeville, Georgia 31061
478-445-1227, firstname.lastname@example.org, CBX 101
THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
"The LCP was educational, meaningful, challenging, and enjoyable. I have made friends I would not have known otherwise and been able to be more involved in the GC community. I would recommend the LCP to anyone at GC."
"Rewarding, exciting, and applicable to any major, any person, at any stage of their life from freshman to senior."
"I learned more about who I am as a leader than I ever imagined I would. I know I will be able to carry the leadership skills that I have learned with me for the rest of my life. It has been an amazing journey and I feel the LCP has helped to shape me into the person I am today."
"The LCP was a great experience. I learned how to be an effective leader and how to lead others toward leadership roles as well."
"My LCP experience was extremely beneficial to my overall college experience and my personal development as a leader. I will take so much from this program into the real world. Not only did it teach me leadership, but responsibility and dedication as well. I recommend the LCP to anyone seeking growth and development as a leader."
"The LCP is an opportunity to challenge everything you think you know about being a leader. It dispels myths of leadership and provides its members with opportunities to put qualities of excellent leadership into practice."
"First, I gained tools to give me a foundation and understanding of leadership. Then, I was challenged by using those skills to help my community and develop my own sense of what it means to be a leader. And lastly, I was able to think back about my experience and clarify what I learned."
"The LCP was an opportunity to grow my leadership skills and foster a deep understanding of what makes an average person and outstanding leader for others."
"The LCP really helped me to recognize my strengths and build upon the things I already did well."
"My LCP experience was rewarding, insightful, and definitely worth it. I learned a lot about myself and my capabilities as a leader."
"It was an experience that ignited my passion for leadership."
"The LCP is exciting and dynamic! It really helped me to sharpen my leadership skills and it challenged me throughout the entire program. I can now say that I am a better leader because of it and I am ready to tackle more challenging leadership endeavors."