Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership


The Certificate:

The School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University and Points of Light have partnered to offer students a 1 year, 12 credit hour undergraduate leadership certificate program. The program cultivates a model of leadership consistent with principles of partnership, reciprocity, and mutual benefit. The certificate is available to anyone across the country with a passion for creating positive community impact, and is ideal for undergraduate students or national service members. All courses are delivered virtually and community-based service is integrated throughout.

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Each course in this certificate program will be delivered using an interactive virtual and real-time learning platform. Service-learning teaching methods are intentionally integrated within each course. The academic components of the program are delivered by the School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University; Points of Light will leverage its national service and volunteer network to place students with community partners across the country. The community engagement component of this program places students and community members at the center of developing partnerships. This program will not only assess student-learning outcomes in relation to the purposes and process of democratic engagement, but will begin to develop assessment frameworks that measure community impact and community learning.

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LEAD 510: Foundations of Community-Engaged Leadership 3 Credit Hours
LEAD 520: Approaches to Community-Engaged Leadership 3 Credit Hours
LEAD 560: Experiences in Community-Engaged Leadership 6 Credit Hours
  12 Hours Total

How to Apply:

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