• Fall 2017 Recipients!

    Congratulations to the Fall 2017 Leadership Certificate Recipients!

  • Leadership Certificate Banquet Spring 2016

    Leadership Certificate Banquet Spring 2016

  • Leadership Certificate Banquet Spring 2016

    Leadership Certificate Banquet Spring 2016

  • Leadership Certificate Banquet Spring 2016

    Leadership Certificate Banquet Spring 2016

  • Dean of Students Lori Berquam speaking at the Leadership Certificate Banquet Fall 2016

    Vice Provost for Student Life and Dean of Students, Lori Berquam, speaking at the Fall 2016 Leadership Certificate Banquet

  • Leadership Certificate Banquet Spring 2016

    Leadership Certificate Banquet Spring 2016

  • Leadership Certificate Banquet Spring 2016

    Leadership Certificate Banquet Spring 2016

  • Leadership Certificate Banquet Fall 2015

    Leadership Certificate Banquet Fall 2015

 

Leadership Certificate

Purpose

The Leadership Certificate program reinforces the University of Wisconsin-Madison's commitment to developing student leadership capacity through intentional reflection and engagement in learning, both inside and outside the classroom, for the purpose of meaningful change.

Welcome!

Welcome to University of Wisconsin's Leadership Certificate Program. Since its creation in 2002, the Leadership Certificate Program has been extremely successful on UW's campus. This program is designed for student leaders who excel in their leadership roles both inside and outside the classroom. The Certificate marks a formal acknowledgement of student contributions and achievements.

This webpage will help you learn about the requirements as well as the history of the leadership certificate program. 

Completing your Leadership Certificate can be a difficult task. However there are many benefits to the Leadership Certificate Program. To start, there is the personal benefit of taking the time to reflect and celebrate the impact you have made on this campus and surrounding community. Many recipients note they never would have taken the time to consider the contributions they have made as a leader without the certificate. Additionally, recipients are recognized at the Leadership Certificate ceremony held in both the fall and spring semesters. Recipients will receive a Certificate of completion along with a red and gold honor cord to wear during their commencement ceremony.

The Leadership Certificate Program, along with UW-Madison, is committed to ensuring equal access to all the University’s programs. If you require disability-related accommodations, please share your McBurney issued VISA with the Leadership Certificate program coordinator prior to starting the application process. If you do not have a VISA, please register with the McBurney Center by completing this form or calling: (608) 263-2741.

Want to learn more?

Explore our comprehensive online information packet to learn more about the Leadership Certificate! In addition, the info packet also provides detailed information on the application process, contact information, FAQs, relevant documents, etc. Proceed to info packet.

Orientations

Come to one of our orientation sessions to learn about the Leadership Certificate and have a chance to ask any questions you might have. All sessions posted below will be held from 6:30-7:30pm in the Masley Media Room on the 1st Floor of the Red Gym. If you require disability-related accommodations, please contact Donna Freitag 7 days prior by emailing donna.freitag@wisc.edu or calling: (608) 890-2761.

When:
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Online Presentation 

Deadlines

There are two application deadlines each academic year.

November 1st (Fall semester)
April 1st (Spring semester)

Submit all required materials to the online application by 11:59pm on or before November 1 or April 1, and your application will be reviewed by our Review Committee.

Advising Appointments

To schedule an appointment with a Leadership Certificate advisor please contact the Center for Leadership & Involvement at: cfli@studentlife.wisc.edu or call 608-263-0365