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Leadership Initiative Certificate Overview
Green Certificate – 1st Semester
Designed for the first semester Leadership Initiative participant, this Green Certificate provides an introduction to leadership and student development theory complemented by one event from each of the approved Leadership Initiative categories.
Gold Certificate – 2nd Semester (Prerequisite Green Certificate)
Designed for the second semester of Leadership Initiative participant, this Gold Certificate focuses on developing the reflective skills essential for continuous interior transformational change. It also maintains the foundational participation in the approved Leadership Initiative events.
Hornet Pride Certificate – 3rd Semester (Prerequisite Gold Certificate)
Designed for the third semester of Leadership Initiative participant, this Hornet Pride Certificate fosters a proactive leader emphasizing leadership as more than an individual approach. This certificate integrates greater personal accountability through the creation of a leadership development plan and active involvement with a student organization and fostering skills in collaboration and community building.
Leadership Initiative Certificate – 4th Semester (Prerequisite Hornet Pride Certificate)
Designed for the fourth semester of Leadership Initiative participant. This Leadership Initiative Certificate emphasizes leadership as mentorship because aspiring leaders need role models and guidance. This certificate includes mentorship and workshop facilitation components as well as aiding in abstract leadership analysis and enhancing communication and conflict management skills. Additionally, it aides the student in transferring past leadership experiences into marketable career skills through the development of the co-curricular transcript.
Examples of events, workshops, and mentoring programs used in the
past to earn the Leadership Initiative (Final) certificate
Teeter-totter-a-thon event with Rotaract
One is Done event with Peer Academic Resource Center
Nutrition Jamboree with Food and Nutrition Club
Presentation of Green, Gold, and/or Hornet Pride workshops
Full Circle Project Mentor
Five Areas of Growth:
The Leadership Initiative utilizes five “Area of Growth” categories based on campus learning goals to identify nearly 150 events for LI participants to attend out of the hundreds of events available each semester at Sac State.
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