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Certificate in the Study and Practice of Leadership

The Certificate in the Study and Practice of Leadership seeks to expand a student's capacity to be effective in leadership roles and opportunities during their time at CU and in their future professions. This development unfolds over a student's undergraduate career and is maximized by a variety of courses and experiences that challenge, support, and provide students with increased understanding of what they are learning and how it fits into the larger world.

The Certificate in the Study and Practice of Leadership was unanimously approved by the Council of Deans on December 19, 2000.


Leadership Minor offered at CU

* * Starting Spring 2014 the University of Colorado offers a Minor in Leadership. 

Leading students to leadership

Leadership is not reserved for the chosen few, but is rather a necessary component of every individual's success. This success translates directly to business, government, non-profit institutions and the community and civic activities that make up our society.

The expectations and demands when you enter the workforce are so much more than technical expertise in your chosen field. Businesses and organizations desire ethical and creative people that have the ability to innovate, execute and communicate effectively.

The Leadership Studies Minor is a valuable academic program available to all undergraduates regardless of major or college. The Leadership Studies Minor provides academically based leadership training that incorporates:

• Understanding the broad context of leadership theory;
• Gaining a historical context of leadership;
• Developing core competencies;
• Practicing and observing leadership experiences.

By including the Leadership Studies Minor with your chosen field of study, you will develop essential skills that will set you apart and provide and important credential in your job exploration.

See for more information.  Contact the Leadership RAP to see if your classes count towards this minor degree.