Northwestern’s Center for Leadership offers the Undergraduate Leadership Program, a certificate program open to all Northwestern undergraduates. The interschool program helps students understand the nature of leadership and prepares them to become leaders on campus, in the community, and in their professions. ULP participants explore key leadership themes and issues, build and refine a
personal leadership model, and develop foundational leadership assets.
Certificate Requirements (4 units)
|1 introductory course:|
|LDRSHP 204-0||Paradigms and Strategies of Leadership|
|Field study component:|
|LDRSHP 396-0||Field Studies in Leadership (2 units)|
|1 elective course 1|
1 elective course complementing LDRSHP 204-0 Paradigms and Strategies of Leadership
LDRSHP 204-0 Paradigms and Strategies of Leadership (1 Unit) ULP students' introduction to six foundational leadership assets: asking powerful questions, navigating and leading amid change, inspiring others through narrative, mobilizing difference to maximize team performance, thriving in collaborative and hierarchical settings, and responding to setbacks and failure with resilience. Components include weekly lectures, guest speakers, and discussion groups.
LDRSHP 396-0 Field Studies in Leadership (2 Units) Students have the opportunity to leave a positive "leadership footprint" by fostering the success of a group, organization, or community. Spending at least 160 hours outside the classroom, they undertake a leadership role, an internship or externship, or a community engagement experience, exploring leadership models and concepts through application. Consent of instructor required.