Leader Certificate Program
David Houglum, Ph.D., director for leadership
The University’s Leader Certification Program is focused on preparing the next generation of leaders with the knowledge, tools, and mindset that model, motivate, and engage others to make right and just choices for the common good. The one-credit course LDR 225/Applied Leadership introduces students to the program. During this course, students explore what it means to be a leader using the 7 Leader Habits within Common Leader Vocabulary, assess and understand their strengths, explore several leadership theories, and create a personalized leader development plan. Scholarships may be available to students in need of financial assistance. The one-credit LDR 325/Leadership Practice is the experiential component of the program. During this course a leader coach guides each student along his or her journey consisting of 3 leader habit development opportunities. The one-credit course LDR 425/Applied Leadership Reflection is taken by students during their final semester in the program. The culmination assignments of a student’s leadership journey are a written philosophy of leadership and an updated leadership development action plan that each student will take with them into the world to increase their capacity for good. Students who successfully complete all requirements of the program will be awarded a leadership certification from the Franz Center.
For more information about the program, contact the Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203-5798. Telephone (503) 943-7769.