Frequently Asked Questions

Who can benefit from CLL services?

The Center for Leadership Learning (CLL) is open and available to serve all undergraduate students at UC Davis. We collaborate with a host of units throughout campus to reach out to the student community.

How can I get involved with the CLL?

We offer a variety of ways for students to tap into our resources and services:

The CLL offers workshops open to undergraduate students, but what do I need to do to attend these workshops?

Workshops are free! You do not need to be registered with the CLL to attend. There is no need to RSVP to attend our workshops, you may appear and sign-in on the spot. As a courtesy to our facilitators, if you choose to attend a workshop we ask you arrive early and stay for the whole workshop.

What sort of commitment could I expect from the workshops?

Most workshops the CLL offers are 2 hours long and held in the evenings of Monday through Thursday. During the workshops, you could expect the facilitator to engage the audience with a variety of activities to give students a chance to practice concepts, as well as discuss the facilitator’s material. When you attend a workshop, we ask you plan on staying for the whole workshop. As learning and practicing student leaders, we also encourage you to take risks, experiment, and share your ideas with your peers during the workshops to get the most of each experience.

What is the attendance policy for workshops?

We ask you to please sign-in before the workshop. If you are late to the workshop we still ask you to sign-in before you leave. At the end of the workshop students fill out an evaluation form to give the facilitator, and the CLL feedback for the workshop you attended. When you appear for a workshop, we ask you arrive on time, if not a few minutes early, and plan on staying for the whole workshop.

If you are attending a workshop to pursue a certificate and you are late to the workshop you forfeit credit towards your certificate program. If you leave before the workshop ends you will also forfeit credit towards your certificate program. Please plan your attendance accordingly.

Do I need to work on a certificate program to attend CLL workshops?

No, you may attend workshops of your own interest. You do not need to enroll in our certificate programs to attend our workshops. The certificates are designed to provide students with deeper and more immersive leadership experiences.

How do I enroll in a certificate program, and what can I do next?

If you’re interested in a certificate program, the first step is to acquaint yourself with the program requirements of the program of your interest. We encourage you to set an appointment and consult with CLL staff to ensure you fully understand the program requirements to earn a certificate.

Each certificate program has a different enrollment procedure and timeline; refer to individual program pages for more information on each.

How long does it take most students to complete a certificate program?

CLL certificate programs all take approximately one academic year to complete.

The Student Leadership Development Program (SLDSP) is a two-quarter-long experience (Winter and Spring quarters), but has a prerequisite requirement of attending all six Leadership Essentials Workshops (LEWS) prior to its start (these can be completed in one quarter).

The Diversity Leadership Development Program (DLDP) is a three-quarter-long experience, where students attend workshops in the Fall and Winter quarters, and then complete a Professional Experience in either the following Spring or Summer quarters.

Who can I contact to learn more about the CLL?

If you have specific questions, you may schedule an appointment to meet with CLL staff, or you may email your questions at If you have questions regarding progress on a certificate program, or workshop attendance we encourage you to meet with us in person for consultation.

You may also visit our Program Office during office hours:
Monday - Thursday | 1:00PM - 5:00PM
1350 The Grove (Surge III)