Leadership Programs

Leadership By Design

Leadership Certification Path

Through the Leadership Certification, students will develop an understanding of their personal leadership skills, an introduction to organizational management, and participate in hands-on experience in leadership programming. The Leadership Certification is sponsored through programs developed within Student Engagement and Stony Acres.


Ten points are required to earn the Leadership Certification.

1.1 Two points for myStrengths Trainings:

CliftonStrengths (2 points):

  • Take the Clifton Strengths assessment (1 point)
  • Participate in 2 myStrengths coaching sessions (1 point)

To schedule Strengths Training, please contact Jill Harper at jharper@esu.edu.

1.2 Two points for Personality Tests, options include:

  • True Colors (1 point)
  • Myers Briggs (1 point)
  • Other Approved Program:____________________________ (1 point)

1.3 One point for participation in approved lecture-based leadership theory trainings

  • Ethics and Decision Making (1 point)

1.4 Three points for participation in approved activity-based leadership programs in:

  • Communication (1 point)
  • Creativity (1 point)
  • Team Work (1 point)

1.5 Two points for hands-on projects in leadership program development (choose one)

  • Program Development – Student Engagement (2 points) – To set up, contact Melissa Ciment at mciment@esu.edu
  • Program Development – Stony Acres (2 points) – To set up, contact Maddy Constantine at mconstantine@esu.edu


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For questions or feedback, please contact Fernando Alcántar, Director of Student Engagement, at falcantar@esu.edu.

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