Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Leadership Certificate Program (LCP)

Center for Engaged Learning

202 N. Clarke Street, Room 101

Campus Box 101



Coordinator of Leadership Programs:  John Bowen  john.bowen@gcsu.edu


In the Georgia College Leadership certificate Program (LCP), students learn about the principles and practices of effective leadership through the study of leadership topics and models, the acquisition of hands-on leadership experience and the process of intentional personal reflection.


The leadership training, education and development of these students supports their performance in current leadership positions, benefits the organizations and programs with which they work and prepares them for future leadership.


LCP members improve their understanding of important leadership concepts, develop valuable leadership skills and gain direct leadership experience by participating in courses, workshops, discussions, retreats, service projects, presentations and conferences.


Members who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate at a closing ceremony held at an end-of-the-year GC Leadership Programs recognition ceremony and a medallion to be worn at graduation.


Application Information

The LCP is a year-long program experience completed by students as a cohort.  Students from all disciplines are invited to apply.  Application deadlines and instructions can be found at www.gcsu.edu/lcp.


Applicants must:

  • be of sophomore, junior or senior standing by the anticipated start of their program experience
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • be able to take LEAD 2010: Principles of Leadership (3 semester credits) during the fall semester of their program participation
  • be able to take LEAD 2020: Leadership Practicum (1-3 semester credits) during the spring semester of their program participation
  • be able to participate in program events and activities during the fall and spring semesters of their participation

To learn more or to apply, visit www.gcsu.edu/lcp or contact John Bowen, Coordinator of Leadership Programs, john.bowen@gcsu.edu or 478-445-1227.