A Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership adds valuable leadership expertise to your resume. This program focuses on leadership development through academic courses.

Note This program is available to all UGA students.


In addition to coursework, students are required to participate in these activities which reinforce commitment to civic issues, service, and volunteerism.

  • Program Orientation
    Each spring students meet other new members of the program, learn more about program expectations, and commit to program requirements.


The core of our curriculum is a set of courses that include personal assessments, the study of leadership paradigms, and the application of leadership scholarship to the understanding of self and organizational effectiveness. Nine hours of additional electives are required to complete the certification.

Required Courses

ILA Elective Courses

Those who participate in UGA’s Honors Program receive honors credit for ILAD courses.


Applicants to this program must meet these requirements:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Have completed 45 hours at UGA

How to Apply

Applicants are evaluated based on

  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership experience since finishing high school
  • Demonstrated commitment to participate in a leadership development program

Note If you are a Terry student you may apply to both the Leadership Scholars and the Leadership Fellows programs, but you will ultimately be accepted to only one.

The application is available online from December 1–January 31. 60 students are selected annually.

Online application

You will use your UGA MyID to access the online application. Type "myid\" into the user name field first. For example, if your MyID is 'hairydawg' then login with "myid\hairydawg"