Carroll College, Helena Montana
Leadership Certificate Program

Leadership Certificate Program

Leadership Certificate

The Carroll Leadership Certificate Program offers a Personal Leadership Certificate to provide pathways for personal growth and development, and offers a range of individual and group leadership skills.  The Personal Leadership certificate will provide participants with the opportunity to assess their personal leadership choices and the impact those choices have to build leadership capacity in self and others.

Personal Leadership Learning Goals and Outcomes

  • Participants will gain awareness of their leadership strengths and weaknesses through "Strengths Quest 2.0"
  • Participants will gain understanding of the corresponding Carroll College Core Values and apply these values in daily life in order to increase authentic leadership capacity.
  • Participants will gain understanding of the method for assessing authenticity in one's life choices.
  • Participants will gain awareness of their leadership personality and the impact on others.

Certificate Requirements

The Personal Leadership Certificate will be awarded upon completion of six classes,  including the two required classes, and a minimum of four elective classes. You must also take part in a leadership experience on or off campus which you will write about in your final reflection. Once these requirements are met you will submit a final reflective summary and receive notice of success from the Carroll Leaderhip Certificate Program Director (CLCP) Patrick Harris.

Participants also have the option to earn additional optional Personal Leadership credits that count toward certification by participating in any Institutional Training(s) from the list of Other Personal Leadership Credit Options. (see below)

Getting Started: The Assessment and the First Two Classes

Required: Strength Quest 2.0

You will take the Strength Quest 2.0 Assessment online before attending the first two classes. To get started in the Leadership Program you must sign up to attend the "Understanding Your Strengths" class.  Contact the Carroll Leadership Team at leadership@carroll.edu and email your name and the the class date and time that you plan to attend.  You will be sent an access code and instructions to begin your Strength Finders Assessment.  Once you get your code go to: http://www.strengthsquest.com.  to do your online assessment.

Required: Understanding Your Strengths

This is the first class that you must attend to complete your Personal Leadership certificate.

Course Description: Understand the results of your Strength Finders 2.0 online assessment. In this class we will go over your individual strengths and we will talk about what they mean to you.  The information you receive from the assessment will provide you with a framework for the process of developing a personal leadership model. List of times and dates of this class

Required: Understanding the Strengths of Others

This is the second class that you must attend to continue your Personal Leadership Certificate.

Course Description: On a personal level you must understand the strengths of others to be a good leader.  In this session we will take time to understand the strengths of others and how we might run a group according to the strength of each individual.  You will learn how to recognize the strengths of others and assign responsibilities according to their strengths. 

All other classes from this point can be taken in any order you would like. A list of classes and class times can be found in the left margin under the link "Personal Leadership Classes"

Required: Four optional leadership courses of your choice.

These four classes can be chosen from the list of classes offered in the personal leadership classes.

Course Descriptions will be provided by Carroll faculty and staff for optional leadership classes that help you complete your personal leadership track certificate

New courses and class dates will be updated throughout the 2012-2013 academic year. These courses will help you to apply your sterengths as identified by the Strength Quest 2.0 assessment.

The Personal Leadership Certificate will be awarded upon completion of six classes,  including the two required classes, and a minimum of four elective classes.  You must also take part in a leadership experience on or off campus which you will write about in your final reflection.  Your final reflection will include the following:

1.  How did the Strength Finders program effect a leadership experience that you had on or off campus? 

2.  Reflect on the classes you took and what you learned in these classes.

3.  Reflect on your personal experience in regards to the Learning Goals and Outcomes of the Program. 

Submit your final reflective summary to leadership@carroll.edu and receive notice of success from the Carroll Leadership Certificate Program Director (CLCP) Patrick Harris.

A list of classes and class times can be found here »

Check Your Progress

CLCP participants can now check their own progress! Here's how:

  1. Click on the following link: https://apps.clcp.edu/clcp/progress/ 
  2. Where it says User Name, type in: AD\(whatever your Carroll username is that you use for your school email account)
    Example: AD\pharris@carroll.edu
  3. Where it says Password, type in: your password that you use on your school email account
  4. Click OK 

If you followed these instructions correctly, a new page should pop-up which will show you which CLCP classes you have attended thus far on your personal, authentic leadership journey.  

Please email Patrick Harris and Raven Dryden with any questions: leadership@carroll.edu

Other Optional Credits

Participants also have the option to earn additional optional Personal Leadership credits that count toward certification by participating in any Institutional Training(s) from the list of Other Personal Leadership Credit Options and submitting a reflection paper about the experience, and upon receiving approval from the CLCP Director Patrick Harris.

List of Other Personal Leadership Credit Options:

Have you participated in any of the following trainings: Community Advisor Training, Kirchen Minister Training, Student Ambassadors Training, or Student Government training if so, submit a reflection summary (see Patrick Harris for details) to receive one optional Personal Leadership track course! [1 training = 1 optional Leadership course)

Download the Personal Leadership Course Evaluation »