All participants will have access to leadership workshops, resources, conferences
and trainings, as well as the opportunity to participate in self-reflection and document
their leadership experiences. Upon completion of the i L.E.A.D. certification, students
will be recognized at the Student Affairs Leadership Awards ceremony in May and receive
their leadership pin and official certificate. This leadership journey will help you
connect with other Towson students, will build your leadership skills, and will be
a great addition to your resume!
For more information, contact Brian Edwards.
How do I earn the certificate?
Students must attend 12 leadership workshops over the course of four terms: three
Core, three Electives from any department or organization on or off campus, and the
remaining six must be Student Activities-sponsored leadership skill workshops.
- Cultural Competency 101
- Civic Engagement
An elective can be any leadership development activity/program/conference/workshop that teaches
leadership skills in some capacity. Some examples include LeaderShape, Retreat for
Social Justice, RA Training workshops, Fraternity/Sorority sponsored workshop, etc.
Student Activities Leadership Workshops
i L.E.A.D. workshops take place throughout the term and are open to all students.
The calendar can be found on the left side of this website, labeled "Events Calendar."
Students must also complete the Experiential Component.
Exceptions may be made for students who need more time because of studying abroad,
student teaching, or other time-sensitive circumstances.
What is the Experiential Component?
The i L.E.A.D. Certificate is not just about learning new skills in a workshop or
program; it’s also about putting those skills to use. This component gives participants
an opportunity to connect what they’ve learned in workshops with real life in Leadership
in Action (LIA). Students reflect upon current leadership positions/roles and give
examples of leadership experiences they’ve had that relate to what they’ve learned
in their workshops and programs.
A student must complete a total of four reflections and observations.
How do you keep track of everything?
All leadership workshop tracking is the responsibility of the participant. Record
your attendance for each program, workshop, conference, etc., and then complete the
necessary Reflection Form after each experience.
How do I get started?
Apply to join the fall i L.E.A.D. Certificate now! Complete this registration form, email
it to Brian Edwards, and then you can start attending workshops. Questions? Contact:
Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership
All workshop participants will need the following forms: