Graduate Student Leadership Certificate Program

Call for applications: UCSC Graduate Leadership Certificate Program

Winter Quarter 2019 (January–March)

The application period for the Graduate Leadership Certificate Program closed December 14, 2018. The Division of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the requisite cohort of graduate students has been accepted to the program.

Why leadership? Through the example of their action, the inspiration of their vision, and the persuasion of their words, leaders help build individual actions into collective achievements. Whether you are beginning your first year as a graduate student or preparing to go on the job market degree-in-hand, the (learnable!) skills of exceptional leadership will help you translate the disciplinary expertise and experience you have acquired in your degree program into your broader professional life and aspirations.  Seeking to understand the dynamics of group processes and your role within them, you can expand your capacity for self-awareness and become more mindful of and responsive to those around you. Developing a skilled leadership practice enhances your efficacy in the many leading roles you may occupy: as teacher, researcher, mentor, manager, team leader, advocate, innovator, and entrepreneur.

The program will introduce a range of leadership theory, practical skills, and special topics relevant for application in both academic and professional contexts.  With a varied format including readings, interactive group activities, case studies, panel discussions, and professionally conducted workshop sessions, program participants will learn about major trends in contemporary leadership thought, develop practical skills for negotiation and conflict resolution, and discuss modes of translating collaborative teamwork and the positive, productive employment of the different disciplinary perspectives and backgrounds students bring to the program.

Schedule of Presenters and Workshops

The program meets every Friday afternoon (1:00–4:30 p.m.) throughout winter quarter 2019, with the exception of the second (January 18, Values Perspective for Leaders) and fourth (February 1, Radical Collaboration) sessions, which will be full day (8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.) workshops. 

Students accepted into the cohort have committed to attending all ten sessions; limited absences will be excused upon consultation with GSLP administrators. Session attendance and participation are mandatory requirements for earning the program certificate. 

The certification of completion of the GSLP will be provided by the Division of Graduate Studies. The UCSC Academic Senate has reviewed and approved the program, and completion of the program is recorded as an official credential on your transcript.

The program will be coordinated by Jim Moore, assistant dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, and Lori Kletzer, vice provost and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, in addition to various invited facilitators and guest presenters. The opening session and two other sessions will be conducted jointly with the faculty and staff Leadership Academy.

Michael Lopp
Vice President of Engineering
Slack

Joint Session (Staff & Grads)
Leadership Comes from Everywhere
January 11, 2019
1:00–4:30 p.m.
University Center, Alumni Room

Kenton Hyatt, Ph.D.
Co-Founder
Kairios: Values Assessment and Development


Cheryl De Ciantis, Ph.D.
Mythologist, Artist, Coaching Creatives,
Author on Values
Co-Founder
Kairios: Values Assessment and Development

Values Driven Leadership (Grads Only)
January 18, 2019
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Cowell College, Conference Room 132

Linda Scholz
Campus Diversity Officer for Staff/Students

Joint Session (Staff & Grads)
Diversity, Campus Climate, and Cultural Competency
January 25, 2019
1:00–4:30 p.m.
University Center, Alumni Room

Jim Tamm
Former Judge, Management Consultant on collaboration skills

Joint Session (Staff & Grads)
The Art and Science of Negotiation and Radical Collaboration
February 1, 2019
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
University Center, Alumni and Sentinel Rooms

Zakiya Harris
Chief Innovation Officer, Cultural Architect, Artist, Educator

Being Your Own Superhero
(Grads Only)
February 8, 2019
1:00–4:30 p.m.
Cowell College, Conference Room 132

Bri McWhorter
Executive Presentation Coach, Founder
Activate to Captivate

Activate to Captivate: Presence and Self-Presentation
(Grads Only)
February 15, 2019
1:00–4:30 p.m.
Cowell College, Conference Room 132

The Santa Cruz Feminist of Color Collective

Intersectional Feminist Leadership
(Grads Only)
February 22, 2019
1:00–4:30 p.m.
Cowell College, Conference Room 132

Nancy Heischman
Director, Campus Conflict Resolution Services

Navigating Conflict Management and Speaking Up to Bias
(Grads Only)
March 1, 2019
1:00–4:30 p.m.
Cowell College, Conference Room 132

Veronica Terriquez
Associate Professor, USC

On Being a Scholar-Activist and Learning to Lead: Youth Organizing and the Developmental Roots of Political Activism
(Grads Only)
March 8, 2019
1:00–4:30 p.m.
Cowell College, Conference Room 132

Lori Kletzer
Vice Provost and Dean, Division of Graduate Studies

The Journey Ahead: Final Discussion and Graduation Ceremony
March 16, 2019
1:00–4:30 p.m.
University Center, Alumni and Sentinel Rooms

 

 

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