Student Leadership Development Program

SLDP Thursday Cohort
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.

Put theory into action, test your communication and group work skills, and develop a deeper understanding of your personal leadership!

The Student Leadership Development Program (SLDP) provides an immersive experience through the integration of competency-building seminars and group project-based learning.

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 skills, your ability to work with others, and your ability to facilitate group achievement


Program Structure

Duration of SLDP is two-quarters (Winter and Spring), not including the prerequisite of six Leadership Essentials Workshops (LEWS)


Group Project

  • conduct campus-focused group work

Topical Seminars

  • meet with cohort one evening per week

Weekly Assignments

  • read articles, watch videos, write reflections


2020 Schedule

Seminars are held weekly; group project work is scheduled independently

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

Enrollment Process

Enrollment for the 2020 cohort was from June through November; 2021 dates and enrollment process will be announced at a later date.

  1. Complete and submit the SLDP 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)

  3. Complete the six prerequisite Leadership Essentials workshops:  Foundations of Leadership, Communication, Conflict Management, Dimensions of Diversity, Group Development and Self-Awareness