Leadership Certificate Program

Learning Leads to Impact

The Leadership Certificate Program provides students the opportunity to learn the principles of effective leadership and to acquire hands-on learning experience beyond the classroom. 

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In the leadership colloquium, students explore the principles of effective leadership and leadership theories. We will bridge the divide between theory and practice, exploring the relationship between leadership and power, authority, and citizenship. 


Each semester, Georgia College leadership students complete practica in the community. Students' practica are project-based assignments in which students apply their knowledge of leadership and public policy to solving a problem for an organization or community. 


Leadership seminars fuse theory with contemporary challenges of public and corporate leadership. Always with an eye toward practical applications, students practice grand strategic thinking and problem-solving and aim to connect their studies in leadership to their individual programs of study. 

Leadership students will receive

  • Myers-Briggs Type Inventory Step I and Step II assessments, interpreted by an MBTI Certified Practitioner
  • a personalized leadership assessment
  • personalized recommendations for leadership development at Georgia College
  • 1:1 consultations with Leadership Programs staff
  • a network of influential community and state leaders
  • two day-long leadership challenges hosted by the Outdoor Center at Georgia College
  • programming to support leadership development
  • preferential registration for university-wide leadership development opportunities

Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate at an end-of-the-year recognition ceremony and a medallion to be worn at graduation.

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To qualify for application to the Leadership Certificate Program, students must:

  • have completed at least thirty credit hours by the anticipated start of their program experience
  • hold a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • be willing and able to enroll in LEAD 2010, LEAD 2020, and LEAD 2011, during the terms of their participation
  • be willing and able to participate in leadership and professional development events and activities across the year of their participation, some of which are scheduled on evenings and on weekends
  • maintain good Academic Standing and abide by the GC Honor Code
  • submit all required application items 

No previous leadership experience is required. 

Application Deadlines

  • Returning GC Students: March 1st 
  • Transfer Students: July 31st

Returning students will be notified of their application status by March 11th. Transfer students will be notified by August 7th.

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