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Leadership Development Studies

2020 Certification Seminars

Are you interested in offering PTK’s Leadership Development Studies curriculum as a credit course, a non-credit course, for orientations and First Year Experience programs, or in community and continuing education workshops or seminars?

Certification is a pre-requisite for anyone who desires to facilitate leadership development using the Phi Theta Kappa curriculum. Candidates for instructor certification include student affairs professionals, honors program directors and faculty, college faculty from all disciplines, Phi Theta Kappa advisors, college administrators, and leadership professionals.

Please Note: Members and new alumni (5 or fewer years) are not eligible to participate in the LDS certification session.


Fall 2020 Virtual Session Available!

Dates: November 12 – 14
Registration Fee: $500*

*Registration fees are non-refundable.
*Space is limited and not reserved until payment is received.

FAQs about Online Certification

Q. How many participants will be taking the course?
A. The course is limited to 25 participants to ensure good pedagogy as we learn together.

Q. Who will teach the course?
A. The course is taught by Susan Edwards, Phi Theta Kappa’s Associate Vice President for Honors Programs and Undergraduate Research. In addition to creating the 6th edition of Leadership Development Studies, she was certified in 1995 and has certified participants to teach leadership development for the past six years.

Q. How much does the course cost?
A. The cost is $500 for the course, which includes all sessions, full certification to teach the course, and access to all instructor resources when you do teach the course.

Q. Am I required to attend all sessions?
A. Yes. These sessions are interactive and require full participation . Attendees need to be present at all sessions to ensure certification to teach the course.

Q. How will course participants interact with the instructor and other course participants?
A. The course will take place via Zoom, with the full capability to utilize the breakout rooms feature. Each participant will work with a team to present a “Teach Back” during the course. The course instructor will send the Zoom links 24 hours before the start of the first session.

Q. Is any work required before the first session?
A. Yes. The course instructor will send assigned readings and videos to all participants once registration closes. To fully engage the program, participants should read the materials and watch assigned videos before the course’s first session.

Q. What should I do if I have more questions?
A. Contact us! We’ll be happy to help.