Leadership Certificate Program
Program Description | In the LCP, GC 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 Deadlines for LCP 2015-16
Early Deadline for Returning Students: February 27, 2015*
Final Deadline for Returning Students: March 27, 2015
Final Deadline for Transfer Students: August 1, 2015
*Students who apply by the Early Deadline will be notified of their application status prior to Spring 2015 Registration.
The LCP is a year-long program experience, completed by students as a cohort. Students interested in participating 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.
Program Requirements | Applicants must:
- 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 I during the fall semester of their participation (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-12:15pm, 3 credit hours)
- be able to take LEAD 2011: Principles of Leadership II during the spring semester of their participation (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-12:15pm, 3 credit hours)
- be willing and able to participate in leadership and professional development events and activities throughout the year, some of which may take place outside of regular class times
- be committed to maintaining good Academic Standing and abiding by the GC Honor Code
TO APPLY, students must complete the online LCP Application.
Returning students will be notified of their application status by March 6. Transfer students will be notified by August 7.
LCP Course Descriptions
LEAD 2010: Principles of Leadership I (A-F, 3 credit hours): Students examine the principles and practices of effective leadership, reflect on past experiences, and consider current responsibilities and expectations in order to evaluate actions and discuss lessons learned. Note: LCP members take this course the Fall of their year of participation.
LEAD 2011: Principles of Leadership II (A-F, 3 credit hours): Students will continue the examination and exploration of leadership beyond LEAD 2010. Students will further clarify values, assess and develop skills, set and pursue goals, practice effective leadership, reflect on experience and discuss lessons learned. Students will articulate a compelling vision and authentic personal philosophy of leadership. Note: LCP members take this course the Spring of their year of participation.
John W. Bowen, Coordinator of Leadership Programs
Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching & Scholarship
Room 101, North Clarke St. House
202 N. Clarke St., Milledgeville, Georgia 31061