Leadership Certificate Program




The responsibilities required of a Cohort Lead will involve a time commitment of up to 20 hours per semester. 



It is critical to keep track of upcoming dates and deadlines so you can best guide your mentees!


The ILC is committed to helping you be successful as a Cohort Lead. Please review the resources available.


What is a Cohort Lead?

Leadership Certificate Program participants are assigned to a small cohort of other participants and a Cohort Lead at the start of their first full semester in the program, after submitting their Personal Development Plan (PDP). The Cohort Lead is a peer mentor who has knowledge of the Leadership Certificate Program and is invested in helping students complete the program. Each Cohort Lead is assigned 4-8 new participants. The minimum commitment is one full semester, but we welcome folks interested in serving as a Cohort Lead for multiple semesters.

By serving as a Cohort Lead, you will:

  • Understand the role of a peer mentor in a participant's success

  • Identify and support the needs of a diverse range of students

  • Enhance your communication, organization, and time management skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct 1:1 meetings and facilitate small group activities and discussions



Website: leadership.illinois.edu

Email: leadershipcertificate@illinois.edu

Phone: 217-333-0604

Location: 290 Illini Union, MC-384