The Leadership Academy @ Saunders - Certificate Programs

The free certification programs at Saunders provide all students at RIT, across all colleges/majors, to build personal leadership skills for co-op and career success in a fun and engaging environment. No matter what your career field is, all students can benefit from these co-curricular experiences that will look great on resumes and better prepare students for co-op and job opportunities. The program is facilitated by Saunders faculty, student leaders, and alumni across various industries and is sponsored by the Leadership Academy at Saunders

The application is currently closed!

Leading High Performance Teams Certificate Program

Influencing, motivating, and empowering others to positively impact organizational culture and achieve business goals by engaging in creative problem solving, building productive relationships, and developing trust and credibility.

Goal: To introduce students to the critical concepts and skills needed for effectively leading teams in any industry/organization 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. 

Fall Semester 2021:
Business Activities Center (BAC)
Tuesdays, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2
11/2 is Team Challenge Presentation & Celebration

*must be able to attend all sessions in-person
Outcomes

By participating in the program, students will:

  • Develop their own leadership identity
  • Explore best practices in leading, motivating and influencing others
  • Learn strategies for navigating teams through team development stages
  • Discuss practices for managing crisis, change, and conflict
  • Explore strategies for creating inclusive and positive team work cultures
  • Build presentation and networking skills

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.

Spring Semester 2021:
Business Activities Center (BAC)
Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30: Final Presentation & Celebration

Deadline to Apply: 12/4/2020

*must be able to attend all sessions
**This is an in-person program

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The application is currently closed