About the Certificate

The Leadership Certificate Program is a multi-semester program, combining classroom instruction and hands-on training, designed to provide you with a customized experience to develop leadership skills in a way that integrates leadership education, personal reflection, and coaching. You have the option to be paired with a Leadership Coach to guide you in your leadership development - the ILC offers peer and professional coaching sessions as well. The program culminates with the creation of a Leadership ePortfolio that documents your growth as a leader.

How Can I Start?

The enrollment period to begin the Leadership Certificate Program occur during the first 10 weeks of each fall and spring semester. To get started:

  • Attend an Information Session. A list of upcoming workshops can be found here.

​Registration is required to attend Certificate workshops. To register, log in to our website, click on “Registration” on the menu and select “Certificate Workshops.” Choose your preferred date and sign up.

Click here to sign up for an Information Session


  • After attending an Information Session, enroll in the program by submitting a Declaration of Intent (DOI) online. Within the DOI, you will be asked whether or not you would like to be paired with a Leadership Coach. If you say yes, we will pair you with a Coach as soon as possible.

Questions? See this FAQ or please contact leadershipcertificate@illinois.edu