Leadership Certificate Documents

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How to Construct Your Leadership Documents

Leadership Certificate Program
You will find below the prompts that will allow you to construct your leadership documents as you proceed through the program. They will help you understand how you function as a leader and give you specific examples of leadership that you can give to future employers, your peers, and teammates.

There are no specific page requirements or limits on these reflection activities but these are to benefit you and will allow you to formally verbalize your philosophy for the future so you need to turn in a document that has been given a great deal of thought and is professionally constructed.

These documents can be emailed to nbuccalo@defiance.edu to have them count towards the leadership certificate program.

The Student Leadership Assessment
The Student Leadership Assessment can be picked up in the Office of Student Activities, McCann 105. The assessment is in paper form and you will need about 15 to 20 minutes to complete the form and understand how you scored.

Personal Leadership Statement
The personal leadership statement will assist in defining who you are and what you stand for. Ask yourself the following questions to help create your statement:

  1. What leadership skills are your biggest strengths and how do you carry them out day-to-day?
    What values do you exemplify?
  2. What do you wish to be known for?

Managing Groups

Using the five pillars of leadership from the Student Leader Assessment, write about each of the pillars and how they relate to the groups by answer the following questions:

  1. What pillars do you see working best when managing a group? Examples?
  2. What pillars do you need to work on when managing a group? Examples?
  3. What steps will you take towards self-improvement?

Leadership in the Future

As you begin your job search, how will you utilize your leadership skills in your new place of employment? This document is meant to make you think about the projects or teams you have been a part of and how you functioned as a leader. Ask yourself and begin to answer the following questions:

  1. What is your immediate goal after graduating college?
  2. What type of work environment will you thrive in?
  3. What skills can you bring to your new place of employment?
  4. How can you use what you learned in the leadership development program in your future?