Certificate Programs

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Elaine Chow

Student showcasing her SLDS & SPDP certificates.

The Center for Leadership Learning offers 3 optional certificate programs. Students do not need to commit to a certificate program in order to attend our quarterly workshops.


We ask that students who are interested in a certificate program seek out CLL staff for a Certificate Consultation Meeting. We walk students through the program requirements and answer questions concerning certificate completion. We will also engage in a conversation about your thoughts about leadership and what you want to gain from our programs. Setting up an appointment is easy, simply download the form below, fill it out, and email the form to cll@ucdavis.edu with a date and time you would like to schedule an appointment. Appointments generally last no more than 15 - 25 minutes, and you may schedule an appointment during regular office hours Monday - Thursday, 1:00PM - 5:00PM. Remember, you must have a consultation to be officially enrolled in a certificate and you have the form completed prior to the consultation.

Download the CLL Certificate Consultation Form for SLDS here

Download the CLL Certificate Consultation Form for SPDP here

CLL Certificate Programs

Each certificate program has its own set of requirements and completion timeframe. Students who successfully complete program requirements are eligible for a certificate of completion which is signed by the Chancellor, Vice Provost - Undergraduate Education, Vice Chancellor - Student Affairs, and Associate Executive Vice Chancellor - Office of Campus Community Relations.

  • The Student Leadership Development Series (SLDS) provides leadership training in 8 topical areas and provides the opportunity to practice leadership skills in a quarter-long group project of your design.
  • The Student Professional Development Program (SPDP) builds competencies valued by employers through interactive workshops and a quarter-long professional development experience.
  • The Diversity Leadership Development Program (DLDP) examines issues related to social justice and builds capacity to lead in diverse organizations through dynamic workshops and a quarter-long professional development experience.