Leadership Development Certificate of Completion
Hudson Valley Community College’s mission is “to provide dynamic, student-centered, comprehensive and accessible educational opportunities
that address the diverse needs of the community.” The college believes that the staff, faculty, and administrators who carry out this mission
every day are its greatest asset. The college actively promotes a culture of learning and self-improvement for everyone on campus and values
providing opportunities to its workforce for continual growth and improvement.
The Center for Effective Teaching created the Leadership Development Certification Program to give all college personnel the opportunity to
develop leadership skills and advance their professional development, leading to a Certification of Completion. The Leadership Development
Certification Program allows participants the opportunity to customize their coursework to meet their areas of interest.
In order to complete the Leadership Development Certification Program, participants will take two three-hour courses from each of the three topic
areas, for a total of six courses, as shown in the table below. Participants earn the certification upon the successful completion of all six courses.
- Two courses from College Policy and Legal Issues topic area
- Two courses from Administration and Management topic area
- Two courses from Interpersonal/Intrapersonal Effectiveness topic area
Substitutions for CET courses, such as discipline-specific conferences, seminars, workshops, and classes, will be considered satisfactory for
completion of one-half or 50 percent of the course requirement in each of the three topic areas. Permission for substitutions is requested through
the department chairperson. If feasible, participants will work with a mentor to customize individual programs and to track successful completion
of the program.
Additional information about the Leadership Development Certification Program and professional development can be found by browsing these pages.
Leadership Development Certification Program Key Areas
|College Policies and Legal Issues
Understanding the environment is a key to good
decision-making that protects the individual and
the institution. College policies and education law
are central to state funded institutions, and
understanding their applications and implications
is critical for college personnel.
|Administration and Management
Campus administrators are routinely called on to
be specialists in their areas, and also generalists
for the campus at large. Administrative tasks can
range from relatively simple, independent tasks to
complex, collaborative projects, often in the
course of one day. Workshops in this area will
focus on becoming adept at managing time, tasks,
and using campus resources effectively.
|Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Effectiveness
Interpersonal and intrapersonal skills are the
foundation of good leadership. Awareness of self
and others is a necessary competency for those
who are entrusted to supervise and lead others in
See a topic in which you have some expertise or experience? The Center for Effective Teaching is always looking for course proposals and ideas. Submit an RFP online by logging on to www.hvcc.edu/cet/facdev/rfp.html to submit a proposal. Up to $450 is available for delivery of the course for the first time. Subsequent sections of the class are remunerated at approximately $50 per contact hour.
Q and A about the Certification of Completion
Who is eligible to take the courses?
All full- and part-time Hudson Valley and EOC faculty and staff may participate at no cost except for materials, if needed.
What will the Certification of Completion entail?
To earn a Certification of Completion, participants will finish six courses — two from each of the key areas (College Policies and Legal
Issues, Administration and Management, and Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Effectiveness). Courses will be listed on the CET Web page
and will be offered regularly. Each course will have substantial content — approximately three classroom hours delivered in person, via
the Web, or in a combination determined by the instructor. Those who earn a Certification of Completion will be recognized at the
Faculty Honors Convocation, Staff Development Day, or college Pinning ceremony.
How will courses and instructors be chosen?
The Faculty Development Steering Committee will accept course proposals from potential instructors. Courses that meet employee
professional development needs, as set forth by the committee and the Staff Development Steering Committee, will be announced as
part of the Certification program. Instructors interested in developing courses are encouraged to submit an RFP.
How will I know which courses may be applied towards the Certification of Completion?
Applicable courses will be designated with a logo, the one at the top right of this page, and will be clearly identified as eligible courses
in their descriptions on the Training for Hudson Valley Employees website.
May I apply other training to the Certification?
Substitutions for CET courses, such as discipline specific conferences, seminars, workshops, and courses, will be accepted to satisfy up
to 50 percent of each Certification key area category, subject to approval by the participant’s department chair or supervisor.
Will a Certification of Completion guarantee career advancement for me?
While the Certification of Completion will be an excellent addition to your resume or teaching portfolio, individual departments at
Hudson Valley Community College determine their own needs and qualifications for advancement.