LeadNow Certification RequirementsStudents participating in the LeadNow® program can earn three leadership certifications: LeadNow® : Personal Perspectives, LeadNow® : Group Perspectives, and LeadNow ®: Global Perspectives. Specific requirements for each certification vary, but all include a combination of leadership sessions, service projects, and experiences outside the classroom. The final step in any certification is to meet with an assigned faculty Leader Mentor to discuss what you learned.
LEADNOW®: PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES
Open to all students
Begin your LeadNow® experience by working towards a Personal Perspectives certification. Sessions and experiences within this certification will explore questions such as: Who are you really? What are your individual strengths and gifts that make you unique? What does that mean for leadership? This certification includes six required sessions, a group service project, and a meeting with a Leader Mentor.
Personal Perspectives Requirements (Complete these requirements in any order)
-BREW Cafe - All students complete this requirement during Fall Orientation (following Hands for Change)
-Exploring Self and Others
-Spirituality and Leadership
-Group Service Project
-Final Step to Certification: Discussion with Leader Mentor
LEADNOW®: GROUP PERSPECTIVES
Open to students who have completed the Personal Perspectives Certification, are within 1-2 sessions of completion, or are at least a current sophomore.
Leadership requires that we work with others around us. Become a more effective leader in your study group, student organization, work group, or any other group of people. This certification includes eight required sessions, a service experience and a meeting with your Leader-Mentor.
Group Perspectives Requirements
-Group Leadership Insights (Formerly Radiate)
-Small Group Facilitation
-Shared Leadership & Collaboration
-The Necessity of Conflict
-Group Decision Making
-Managing Group Projects
-Living with Congruence
-Power and Privilege
-Experiential Learning (Semester of service, Habitat or Justice Journeys trip, service-learning course, etc.)
-Final Step to Certification: Meet with your Leader Mentor
LEADNOW®: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
Open to students who have completed Personal Perspectives and Group Perspectives (or are close to completion) and are current juniors or seniors.
Influencing the world around you requires vision and action. What does that mean, exactly? How do you build a vision and inspire action in yourself and others? Explore these questions and more in the LeadNow®: Global Perspectives certification. This certification includes eight required sessions, an Urban Immersion Service Retreat to Minneapolis over fall break, four online case study leadership reflections (1/block), a meeting with your leader mentor, and a poster presentation at the spring LeadNow® Certification Celebration.
Global Perspectives Certification Requirements
-Writing Your Personal Mission Statement (Global Perspectives Intro Session)
-The Importance of Mentoring (Online Reflection Only)
-Creative Problem Solving
-Power, Self-Interest, Questions
-Mission Statement Clarification
-TWO online case study reflections (1x/semester)
-Urban Immersion Service Retreat to Minneapolis over Fall Break
-Final Meeting with Your Leader Mentor
-Panel Presentation at the Certification Celebration