Your leadership portfolio documents what you've learned through participation in the Leadership Certificate Program. A completed portfolio will contain the following required element and two of the optional elements:
Research Component (required)
- Interview two leaders in the community about what it means to be a leader, necessary qualities of a leader, what they have learned through their leadership roles, etc. An interview transcript and a summary of what you learned go in your portfolio.
- Complete any combination of two items from the following list: readings on leadership, workshops or seminars, conferences or webinars. Include a 300- to 400-word reflection about what you learned from each item in your portfolio.
Experiential Component (optional)
You must hold an official leadership role at the college, on the job or in the comunity for at least one full semester (or four months). This can be a leadership role in a club or student group, a mentoring role or a supervisory role.
Your portfolio wil include the official job description and a note from your supervisor or advisor indicating satisfactory performance. In addition, you will include a 300- to 400-word summary of what you learned.
Academic Course Component (optional)
You must complete six (6) credits in leadership courses at Madison College with a GPA of 3.0 or better. The courses can be from our recommended list or other courses with approval of the leadership program advisors.
Your portfolio will include course descriptions and a 300- to 400-word summary of what you learned from each course.
Civic Engagement Component (optional)
You must complete 20 hours of service within a one-year timeframe. The activities must benefit people outside your student organization and cannot simply be fund-raising. You should be engaged in direct service activities.
You will submit a log of the hours worked at each service activity. In addition, you will submit a 300- to 400-word summary of what you learned from the experience for each service activity.