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Leadership Certificate

The College of Education; the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences and the Clemson University Division of Student Affairs offer a variety of leadership development opportunities for students. Together we have designed a leadership certificate program for those students interested in enhancing their university careers with a specialized leadership component.

Complementing all University degree programs and majors, the leadership certificate program adds value to any academic program or career. In an effort to provide a comprehensive leadership educational experience, we provide a learning environment that includes both classroom activities and practical field experience. This allows students to reflect and then act on what they have learned about leadership behavior.
Utilizing the small learning space format, this leadership program introduces the student to basic components of leadership. The program curriculum focuses on the what, how and why of leadership. HEHD 4000 – 6000 Leadership Theories and Concepts explores “what” is leadership. Practicing personal and collaborative leadership skills is the “how” of leadership found in HEHD 4100 – 6100 Leadership Behavior and Civic Engagement. Finally, HEHD 4200 – 6200 Leadership Application and Experience explores the “why” of leadership and provides the reason for collective action.

While designed for junior and senior level students, participants are allowed to enter the program at any point in their undergraduate or graduate careers. After successfully completing the leadership certificate program, students receive special recognition on their diplomas and a “certificate of achievement” they can take with them after graduation.

Students are required to complete the following three interdisciplinary courses:

Total Hours: nine

For more information about the leadership certificate program, please contact Bill Havice, Ph.D., Administrator, College of Education, at 864-952-9221, or Campus Activities and Events at 864-656-2535 and ask to speak with Kate Radford.

Click here to view the leadership certificate program bibliography.

More Information

Bill Havice, Professor
College of Education

Kate Radford
Associate Director, Leadership Learning
Campus Activities and Events