Leaders 4 Higher (L4H) Certificate Program

Starting in the fall 2016 semester, the Center for Leadership and Professional Development (CLPD) will launch a pilot program to offer experiential learning opportunities with a solid network of NJIT's top alumni in the metropolitan area.

The Leaders 4 Higher Certificate Program begins freshman year and continues through senior year to encourage leadership practice through co-curricular and community involvement and assesses student mastery of core interpersonal skills in communication, leadership, professionalism, and service. 

At the first semester of sophomore year, each student will be matched with an alumnus of NJIT, who will serve as a mentor. Each cohort member who graduates from the program will receive a certificate at the L4H ceremony in their senior year.

Foundations of Leadership workshop: this workshop introduces you to leadership frameworks, which also includes an assessment.

Leadership skills workshops: a series of workshops designed to help you understand what it means to be a leader, and provide you with the tools to start your own journey to leadership. You will learn important leadership qualities and competencies, how to motivate others more effectively, and conflict management techniques.

Career development workshops: attend any two workshops sponsored by Career Development Services. 

Community service workshops: attend the following workshop to gain a deeper understanding of civic engagement and your impact on society.

"Finding the 'You' in Community Service": reflect on the skills you have gained from your community involvement. 

Co-curricular points system: an honors leadership points-program designed to reward you for developing your leadership skills throughout your time at NJIT. The goal of this program is to assist in the development of key leadership and professional development skills by getting involved on- and off- campus.

Colloquium: staying informed about all aspects of the world around you beyond your professional interests is an essential component of leadership. These workshops hosted or co-sponsored by the Honors College meet during university common hours 8-12 times each semester. They feature talks by industry, academic, and government leaders on a wide range of topics. Field trips to corporate, scientific, cultural, and community organizations are also included. 

Note: you must attend ONE additional colloquia in addition to the Honors College requirement each semester (ie., a total of 3 colloquia per semester).

Community service project: partner with a campus organization or create a service project of your choice. Service projects must be approved before you begin. Email your proposals to afeghhi@njit.edu.