Leadership Development Certificate of Completion

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 Certificate Program to give all college personnel the opportunity to develop leadership skills and advance their professional development, leading to a Certificate of Completion. The Leadership Development Certificate Program allows participants the opportunity to customize their coursework to meet their areas of interest.

In order to complete the Leadership Development Certificate Program, participants will take six hours of courses from each of the three topic areas, for a total of eighteen hours, as shown in the table below. Participants earn the certificate upon the successful completion of all eighteen hours.

  • Six hours of courses from College Policy and Legal Issues topic area
  • Six hours of courses from Administration and Management topic area
  • Six hours of 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 Certificate Program and professional development can be found by browsing these pages.

Leadership Development Certificate Program Key Areas

Topic Area
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.

Current Course
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 an organization.

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 Certificate 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 Certificate of Completion entail?
To earn a Certificate 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 webpage 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 Certificate 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 Certificate program. Instructors interested in developing courses are encouraged to submit an RFP.

How will I know which courses may be applied towards the Certificate 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 Certificate?
Substitutions for CET courses, such as discipline specific conferences, seminars, workshops, and courses, will be accepted to satisfy up to 50 percent of each Certificate key area category, subject to approval by the participant’s department chair or supervisor.

Will a Certificate of Completion guarantee career advancement for me?
While the Certificate 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.