LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (LCP)
C. Charles Jackson Foundation Supported
a New One Year Leadership Certificate Program
Academic Year 2012-13
Dyson Leadership Programs introduced a one-year Leadership Certificate Program (LCP) to replace the 2 ½ year LCP from previous years. Additionally, this program is open to a cohort of 30 candidates instead of 20. Students who engaged in this new program, called the CCJF Leadership Certificate, took advantage of much of the same programming as the current LCP teams, with a few additional components delivered by professional trainers and/or Cornell Outdoor Education staff:
1. Intensive workshops on conflict resolution with mastery through case studies
2. A professional ePortfolio
3. Train the Trainer – was a challenge for 10 selected students from the cophort. These student leaders will deliver leadership training to 2013-14 Team
4. Workshop from an expert on Flow: Perform at Your Peak Under Stress and Adverse Conditions
5. Students competed in the real-time, business simulation, The Green Business Lab to achieve economic, social, and environmental success with sustainable practices
5. Participants competed for a prestigious BOLD Compass Award. Dyson's Brian Huggins ('15) won the 2013 Award, by meeting stringent criteria as most Exemplary Leader from his cohort. He received $1,200 at the conclusion of the program.
The program commitment involved 20 hours per semester and they earned one-credit in the spring semester for the Lab, culminating in a year-end celebration and attainment of a Dyson School CCJF Leadership Certificate and a professional ePortfolio to share with prospective employers.
Purpose of the LCP
The Leadership Certificate Program is focused on transforming a cohort of 30 diverse Dyson sophomores and juniors into a cohesive leadership team. Through a combination of intensive personal awareness and teambuilding workshops, students embark on a journey to build their leadership capacity in resolving conflicts, ethical decision-making, and enhancing communication skills. Candidates are monitored through a Performance Plan and an ePortfolio to be shared at their discretion with corporate recruiters and prospective employers. Leadership behaviors are assessed using The Student Leadership Challenge® 360 assessment tool called the SLPI. One credit is earned during the spring semester for participation in a 14-hour Green Business Lab in which participants run a fictional, real-time corporation focused on a triple bottom line of sustainable pratices. Each year the LCP admits 50% women; 20 to 50% are under-represented minority students.
BOLD's Leadership Certificate Program Teams
Model the Way
Building a Team-Understanding Others
Inspire a Shared Vision – Challenge the Process – Enable Others to Act – Encourage the Heart
Philanthropy and Social Responsibility - Leading Self and Others
Using Service Learning to put it all into practice