SLDP Thursday Cohort

Student 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.

Enrollment for 2022 has closed

The deadline to sign up was November 5, 2021.  You can start preparing now for the 2023 cohort by attending the nine 50-minute prerequisite LEWS workshops (workshops listed below)!

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, optional) 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 nine 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


2022 Schedule

Seminars are held weekly (in person) in both Winter and Spring Quarters; group project work is scheduled independently. 

Wednesday Seminars

  • Winter Quarter: January 5 - March 9, 4:10-6:00 pm
  • Spring Quarter: March 30 - May 18, 4:10-6:00 pm
  • Final Presentations: May 25, 4:10-6:00 pm
  • Certificate Award Ceremony: June 1, 5:10-7:00 pm


Enrollment Process

Enrollment for the 2022 cohort is now closed (the window was from July 19 - November 5, 2021).  You can start preparing now for the 2023 cohort by attending the nine 50-minute prerequisite LEWS workshops (workshops listed below)!  Enrollment will open next summer (beyond the prerequisite workshops, you'll need to complete an enrollment form and attend a meeting to finalize your enrollment).

  • Complete the following nine 50-minute prerequisite Leadership Essentials (LEWS) workshops prior to the start of the program:
    • The Leader in You
    • Thinking Critically About Leadership
    • Lead at Your Edge
    • Walk the Talk
      Beyond the Visible
      The Power of Listening
      Your Approach to Conflict
      Balancing Your Plate
    • Why Group Development Matters

  •   Complete an enrollment form during the next enrollment period.  This form will take 15-20 minutes to complete and includes four short-answer response questions.
  • CLL staff will contact you to schedule a meeting to finalize your enrollment.