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The Leadership Academy @ Saunders -
Foundational Leadership for Career Success Certificate Program

Power your leadership potential and step forward to success!

Goal: To introduce students to the critical concepts and skills needed for career success in any industry and provide an opportunity to put these skills into practice through meaningful, fun, and interactive challenges facilitated by Saunders Faculty, alumni/industry leaders, and upper-class student leaders. Light dinner provided at each session.

Tuesdays – 5-7 pm, Spring Semester 2020: 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21

*must be able to attend all sessions

Project Challenge – At Imagine RIT, 4/25/20

Closing Celebration Dinner – April 28, 2020


By participating in the program, students will:

  • Be better prepared for success in co-ops and jobs by building their knowledge in the leadership and professional skills needed for workplace effectiveness.
  • Be able to articulate their strengths and areas for development.
  • Be able to identify personal and professional short and long term goals.
  • Be more confident presenters and networkers.
  • Have a greater understanding of how to navigate workplace culture and etiquette.
  • Build communication and emotional intelligence skills, such as conflict management, self-advocacy, resiliency & courage, and building rapport & finding common ground with others.
  • Put skills into practice by completing a semester long challenge/competition activity.

Foundational Leadership for Career Success Certificate Program Application

Please complete the following short answer questions.

Identify and describe a leader that inspires you and identify the qualities/traits you admire in this leader.
Tell us about why you are interested in participating in this program, what do you hope to gain from the experience and why should we select you?