UConn Leadership & Certificate Programs

These experiences aim to empower individuals and groups to elevate their leadership identities and strengthen active membership in their communities.

Here are some examples of how students have been able to develop or enhance their competencies through various leadership experiences.

  • Kiara enhanced her leadership competency by engaging in a self-assessment exercise as as part of the “Career Leadership Experience Certificate Program”.   
  • Joshua improved his teamworkcompetency by joining the Fundraising Committee for the HuskyTHON and playing in UConn’s intramural Men’s Soccer league.

If you are interested in sharing your own experience with us please email theodore.menounos@uconn.edu. Sharing your competency development inspires other students to think about where and how they can gain competencies within and beyond UConn.

Learn more about Leadership Programs at UConn.

Student Activities Leadership Programs
Leadership and Organizational Development’s mission is to provide intentional, challenging, and educational experiences that are inclusive, adaptive, and accessible. We aim to empower individuals and groups to elevate their leadership identities and strengthen active membership in their communities.

Career Leadership Experience
The Career Leadership Experience (CLE) prepares undergraduate students to discover and articulate the value of the top eight essential skills desired by employers hiring UConn graduates (NACE Career Competencies). Through this program, you will explore your values, skills, interests, and personality as they relate to the career development process. This program will initiate self-reflection and empower you to continue your career leadership journey throughout your academic and professional career.

Business Experiential Certificates (all majors)
The school of business offers a wide variety of Experiential Certificates throughout the academic year.

Werth Institute
The Werth Institute encompasses a variety of makerspaces, networking programs, case competitions, and other innovation-related programs for students including NetWerx, HackUConn, the Learning Community Innovation Zone (LCIZ), and the UConn Library Maker Studio. 

OPIM Innovate
This program, based in the School of Business but open to all students, strives to provide hands-on experience with emerging technologies in business. All students can participate in self-paced learning activities (tech kits), equipment and space reservation, and workshops. 

UConn Rescue
UConn Rescue is a student organization that offers public training classes related to emergency medical services. The classes they offer include CPR/AED, First Aid, and Stop the Bleed. 

CITI Certification
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program offers a few different certifications related to human subject research. Certification is required for students to be part of an IRB-approved research team at the University, but the certification courses are open to all. 

Feel free to schedule a meeting with a Career Coach in the Center for Career Development or talk to another trusted faculty or staff member on campus; maybe someone you’ve already connected with around career. The entire campus community is committed to your success-all you need to do is ask!