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The UMD Leadership Certificate:

A few easy steps, one amazing opportunity.

KLI

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Kirby Leadership Institute is a free program open to all interested undergraduate students at UMD.  You will earn the UMD Leadership Certificate through your own motivation, hard work, and documenting your leadership journey.

When you have completed the KLI requirements you will receive the UMD Leadership Certificate at the annual student awards ceremony along with a medal of achievement and a four-five page Leadership Portfolio documenting all of your leadership activities.

Getting through this program won't just get you another piece of paper. It'll give you the edge that you need in the search for a job or advanced schooling and the search for your best self!

How do I earn the UMD Leadership Certificate?

How do I earn the UMD Leadership Certificate with an emphasis in Outdoor Leadership?

    • Register for Kirby Leadership Institute
    • Contact Tim Bates, Associate Director, Recreational Sports Outdoor Program, Office: SpHC 153, Phone: 218-726-8743
    • Complete the Outdoor Program Leadership requirements
    • Complete an additional 115 hours of volunteer service (submit here
    • Register for the fall or spring session of the Leadership Capstone once you have completed all of the above!  

How do I earn the UMD Leadership Certificate with an emphasis in Sustainability Education?

    • Register for Kirby Leadership Institute
    • Contact Mindy Granley, UMD Sustainability Coordinator
    • Follow the steps for earning the UMD Leadership Certificate 
    • Complete an additional 125 hours of service focused on sustainability 
    • Register for the fall or spring session of the Leadership Capstone once you have completed all of the above!