Why earn a Leadership Certificate? Students share their stories

We live in a world of change and trial—a world tightly interconnected yet far from unified. So how will we tackle the challenges of our time? The answers do not lie in divisiveness or long-winded rhetoric. Instead, we need truly great leaders.

The Gettysburg College Leadership Certificate is a customizable yearlong program designed for any student—regardless of class year or major—to grow into a leader of action and integrity through the guidance of a personal leadership coach.

Does it work? Scroll below to hear from former student participants.

In 2016, 178 students participated in the Leadership Certificate, representing 28 majors. The students were partnered with 78 trained leadership coaches—a team of faculty, administrators, and staff from across the campus community. Learn more about the Gettysburg College Leadership Certificate process.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

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Posted: Fri, 28 Jul 2017

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