Diversity Leadership Development Program

The Center for Leadership Learning offers two certificate programs open to all undergraduate students. Students do not need to commit to a certificate program in order to attend our quarterly workshops.

Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of differences, improve your ability to effectively address complex issues, and learn how to cultivate an inclusive environment in an organization or workplace! 

The Diversity Leadership Development Program (DLDP) provides an immersive experience through the integration of competency-building seminars, applied learning, and sustained dialogue.

DLDP admits one cohort per year; for 2019-2020, there will one cohort which meets on Tuesday afternoons in the Winter and Spring quarters. 

Why join?

  • Earn academic units (2 units, pass/no pass) and a certificate of completion
  • Build peer and mentor connections
  • Boost your resume and professional portfolio with demonstrated leadership
  • Develop communication and leadership skills vital to succeeding in a diverse workplace

Program Structure

Duration is two quarters (Winter and Spring)

   DLDP Program Structure Icons  Topical Seminars and Sustained Dialogue

  • meet weekly to participate in class sessions and sustained dialogue
  • seminar topics include inclusive leadership theory, values and ethics, personal identity, intersectionality, privilege, power, systemic oppression, allyship, conflict management, emotional self-control, humility, and self-care

     Applied Experience

  • complete a relevant project or internship

     Weekly Assignments

  • read articles, watch videos, write reflections



2020 Schedule

Seminars are held weekly; applied experience is scheduled independently

  • Winter Seminars: January 7th - March 10th, 4:10-6:00 pm
  • Spring Seminars: March 31st - May 19th, 4:10-6:00 pm
  • Final Presentations: May 26th, 4:10-8:00 pm
  • Certificate Award Ceremony: June 2nd, 5:10-7:00 pm


Enrollment Process

Registration for the 2020 cohort has ended; check back in summer or fall for information on future cohorts!

  1. Complete and submit a DLDP Registration Form (available here during open enrollment)
  2. CLL staff will contact you to schedule a meeting to finalize your enrollment, after which you will be provided the CRN (course registration is optional)

Sponsoring Programs

DLDP is made possible through collaborative effort among the Center for Leadership Learning, Cross Cultural Center, Internship and Career Center, LGBTQIA Resource Center, Office of Campus Community Relations, and Women’s Resources & Research Center.