The Trocaire College Leadership Certificate Program is open to students who wish to enhance their leadership abilities and strengthen their career opportunities.  Topics covered by the certificate program reflect the leadership domains created by The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Students may attend any of the sessions even if not participating in the certificate program.


The Leadership Certificate Program is intended help students become change agents by identifying their strengths and leadership style while preparing students for leadership roles and responsibilities not only on campus, but also in life-long career and community.

The Leadership Certificate Program consists of five one-hour workshops, a daylong conference, and evidence of a leadership role in a student’s community. Workshops vary in days and times to allow students to choose a workshop that fits their schedule. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.


How to Earn the Leadership Certificate:

Step 1: Complete an application

Complete an application online by submitting the registration form below.


Step 2: Attend leadership development workshops

These mandatory workshops vary in days and times in order to allow students to choose a workshop that fits their schedule.

Current Fall Semester Workshops include:

Leadership 101: An Introduction to Leadership

  • Monday, September 16 at 11am in Room 30
  • Wednesday, September 18 at 11am in Room 135
  • Thursday, September 19 at 3pm in Room 322

Your Leadership Style: Leadership Assessment & Development

  • Monday, September 30 at 11am in Room 30
  • Thursday, October 3 at 3pm in Room 322
  • Thursday, October 10 at 11am in Room 205

Habits of Highly Effective College Students

  • Thursday, October 24 at 3pm in Room 322
  • Monday, October 28 at 11am in Room 30
  • Thursday, October 31 at 11am in 205

Conflict Resolution & Team Dynamics

  • Monday, November 4 at 12pm in Room 30
  • Tuesday, November 5 at 1pm in Room 39
  • Friday, November 8 at 1pm in Room 218


  • Wednesday, November 13 at 2pm in Room 204
  • Monday, November 18 at 11am in Room 30
  • Thursday, November 21 at 11am in Room 205 & 3pm in Room 322


Step 3: Attend the WNY Student Leadership Conference

The annual conference will be held October 26th from 9am-4pm at D’Youville College. Registration information to follow. Reimbursement for $20 registration fee will be given after you attend the conference. After the conference, attendees must submit a one page reflection on what they learned at the conference and how they will apply the knowledge.


Step 4: Submit evidence of a leadership role in the community

Whether you are involved in a campus club or a community organization, submit evidence of leadership in your community as the final step of the program.

Evidence includes:

  • Leadership related certification
  • Completion of a leadership program
  • Letter of reference from supervisor/more senior staff member
  • Proof of leadership position in organization


Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn established and evolving theoretical, conceptual, and philosophical frameworks of leadership
  • Participants will understand the distinction between management and leadership
  • Participants will develop and awareness and understanding of various leadership styles and approaches
  • Participants will develop their personal leadership philosophy and style


Evidence of Competency:

The following items can be included in your portfolio once you have completed the program

  1. Personality Assessment
  2. Leadership Assessment
  3. Post certificate evaluation
  4. Reflection of WNY Student Leadership Conference
  5. Personal qualification statement
  6. Certificate of Completion



If you have questions, please email Tom Vane, Director of Student Engagement, vanet@trocaire.edu


Leadership Certificate Program Registration