Student Engagement, Empowerment, & Development; Growing Leadership at Carolina

Student Engagement, Empowerment, & Development (SEED); Growing Leadership at Carolina. This Co-Curricular Leadership Certificate Series will provide students with an asynchronous leadership learning experience that will enable students to explore leadership through the lens of the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.

  • The 1st Co-Curricular Certificate is focused on Character – enabling students to explore their personal understanding of themselves and the leadership identity.
  • The 2nd Co-Curricular Certificate is focused on Collaboration – enabling students to explore the ways in which they can more effectively collaborate with others.
  • The 3rd Co-Curricular Certificate is focused on Citizenship – challenging students to explore how they can have a positive impact on the community and work to understand issues not just at the surface level but how to explore and address issues at the root of the problem.
  • The 4th Co-Curricular Certificate is focused on Positive Social Change – not only how they can work to engage in it but work to create sustainable and meaningful change.

These 4 certificates are designed sequentially and are meant to be a wonderful tool for students to engage in individually or in groups. Students that engage in this program will be able to immerse themselves in leadership development that will empower students to reflect critically on the important ways they can implement these skill sets into personal development.The certificates presented establishes a leadership framework that will support student’s skill sets on an individual, collaborative, and communal level. Whether you are looking to engage in the work individually or with a group of friends or a group of students, we encourage you to explore the first certificate here.

How do I start the Certificate?

The Certificate is found on Heel Life & can be accessed here

How many Co-Curricular Certificates are there?

We have designed 4 certificates for students to explore. All four certificates are based on the Social Change Model of Leadership: Character, Collaboration, Citizenship, & Positive Social Action.

Does the Co-Curricular Certificate provide academic credits?

No, the certificate program is specifically designed to be Co-Curricular and will not have any academic credits affiliated with academic programs. The Co-Curricular Certificate is designed to enhance your academic learning.

Can I complete the certificates in any order?

The content of each certificate builds off of each other. So before you jump into the second co-curricular certificate you'll need to complete the first co-curricular certificate

How will this certificate work with my current schedule as a full-time student?

The Co-Curricular Leadership Certificate Program can accommodate student’s schedules where they will still be able to effectively learn at their own pace.

Do I have to complete a Certificate in a single sitting?

No the program is designed to be conducted asynchronously and at your own pace. All of the certificates are run through Heel Life once you login to your account you can start up the program from wherever you left off.

What do I get for completing the Co-Curricular Certificates?

Students will earn LinkedIn Badges for each of the co-curricular certificates that they complete. Students that complete all co-curricular certificates will be recognized at the end of the academic year in at an awards reception.

Once I have completed the Co-Curricular Certificates how can I engage in this content further?

All of our offerings whether it is an in-depth leadership retreat like Carolina United, or a cohort learning experience like the North Carolina Fellows will help you to build off of the Co-Curricular Certificate content. Additionally, if you are looking to earn academic credits we'd encourage you to explore the The Human and Organizational Leadership Development (HOLD) program in the College of Education.

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