LEAP: West Virginia's First Co-Curricular Leadership Certificate Program


LEAP Bronze Level: Individual Life Skills Certificate


The Bronze Certificate provides pathways for personal growth and development, and offers a range of individual leadership skill-building sessions.

    Required Sessions:
  • Explore Your Strengths
  • Student Leadership Challenge
  • What Do You Stand For? Living Your Values
    Elective Sessions (Choose 3):
  • Stop Stressing. Start Living.
  • Money, Money, Money, Money… Mon-ey!
  • Effective Listening: Can you hear me now?
  • Maximize Campus Involvement for Professional Success (In an interview, cover letter, or résumé)
  • Networking: Beyond Shaking Hands and Taking Names
  • Strengths II: How to use your Strengths for Academic and Professional Success
  • Manage my Time. Organize my Life.


LEAP Silver Level: Practicing Leadership in a Group Setting Certificate

The Silver Certificate provides students with knowledge and strategies to apply individual skills in a group setting.

    Required Sessions:
  • Ethical Leadership and Decision Making
  • Building a Culture of Collaboration
  • Conflict Management
    Elective Sessions (Choose 3):
  • Change in Society. Change in Your Organization.
  • Building Trust
  • Make the Impossible Possible
  • Managing and Facilitating Groups
  • Sustainable Leadership
  • Finding Your Voice


LEAP Gold Level: Personal Leadership Model and Legacy

Students will design and complete a project or improve an existing project for a student organization, co-curricular/curricular department or non-profit agency. The initial goal is for students to articulate, through a detailed proposal, how they will apply leadership knowledge learned in the Bronze and Silver level certificates. Each project will require an advisor (identified with help from CCE staff, if necessary) as well as SMART goals and outcomes. Proposals will either be approved or returned to the student for revisions by a CCE staff member. Upon completion of the project, students will write a reflective essay linking their project to learning outcomes related to personal leadership development.

If you have any questions about the program please send an e-mail to Jessica Wagner at leap@wvwc.edu or stop by the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development (behind the Campus Bookstore).