iLEAD Certificate

From the Student Activities office comes the certification program for Initiatives for Leadership Education and Development (i L.E.A.D.).The i L.E.A.D. Certificate is a non-academic award designed to give students an opportunity to earn recognition for their leadership efforts on and off campus. The certificate is open to all Towson University students.

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 .

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. 

Core Workshops:

  1. StrengthsQuest
  2. Cultural Competency 101
  3. 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 , and then you can start attending workshops. Questions? Contact:

Brian Edwards 
Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership
Student Activities

(410) 704-3307

Necessary Forms

All workshop participants will need the following forms: