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Leadership Initiative Overview

 two students receiving certificateGreen Certificate – 1st Semester
Summary: 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)
Summary: 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)
Summary: 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)
Summary: Designed for the fourth semester of Leadership Initiative participant. This Leadership Initiative Mentor 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.

 

Certificate Requirements

Green Certificate

Requirements
1. Join the Leadership Initiative on OrgSync
2. Complete Leadership Initiative Pre-Program Assessment
3. Green Workshop 1 - Introduction to the Leadership Initiative
4. Green Workshop 2 - Consciousness of Self
5. Green Workshop 3 - Congruence

6. Attend ONE event from EACH category listed below:
a) Appreciating Diversity
b) Campus Life
c) Leadership
d) Professional Development
e) Service
f) Wellness

7. Complete written reflections on OrgSync for each workshop and event attended.

 

Gold Certificate

Prerequisite 
1. Green Certificate

Requirements
2. Gold Workshop 4 - Commitment 
3. Gold Workshop 5 - Collaboration and Common Purpose
4. Gold Workshop 6 - Controversy with Civility

5. Attend ONE event from EACH of the categories listed below:
a) Appreciating Diversity
b) Campus Life
c) Leadership
d) Professional Development
e) Service
f) Wellness

6. Complete written reflections on OrgSync for each workshop and event attended.
7. Complete Gold Certificate Guided Reflection on OrgSync

 

Hornet Pride Certificate

Prerequisite
1. Gold Certificate

Requirements
2. Hornet Pride Workshop 7 - Citizenship
3. Hornet Pride Workshop 8 - Change
4. Complete the Leadership Development Plan on OrgSync

5. Attend THREE events from any of the categories listed below:
a) Appreciating Diversity
b) Campus Life
c) Leadership
d) Professional Development
e) Service
f) Wellness

6. Complete written reflections on OrgSync for each event and workshop attended. 
7. Membership in a recognized student organization
8. Two Minute Video Reflection

 

Leadership Initiative Certificate

Prerequisite 
1. Hornet Pride Certificate

Requirements
2. Create and conduct one approved workshop or event from LI Event Categories to be included on the LI Event Calendar
3. Meet with Career Center Counselor for resume and interview evaluation
4. Setup Biography, Involvement, Academics, and Employment section of the E-portfolio on OrgSync and submit request for review through OrgSync
5. Setup Co-Curricular Transcript on OrgSync and submit request of review through OrgSync
6. Request and Complete exit interview with LI Staff through OrgSync

 

Six Areas of Growth:

Areas of GrowthThe Leadership Initiative utilizes six “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.  

· Appreciating Diversity - Allows students to learn about people of various cultures, genders, backgrounds, and experiences.

· Campus Life - Contributes to the overall sense of campus engagement and pride.

· Leadership - Provides students opportunities to learn about or practice leadership skill development.

· Professional Development – Provides training and education for personal and career development.

· Service - Opportunities to learn about or practice volunteerism and giving of time, talent, or treasure to another.

· Wellness - Promotes a state of wellbeing in body, mind, and spirit.

 

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