Leadership Certificate Program
COHORT LEAD MANUAL
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!
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