Leadership Programs

Our Core Programs


Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders allows students to clarify personal values, explore professional interests, and learn about opportunities to get involved at GC and in the surrounding community.

Leadership Certificate

The Leadership Certificate Program provides students the opportunity to learn the principles of effective leadership and to acquire hands-on experience beyond the classroom.

Georgia Education Mentorship

GEM represents a one-of-a-kind partnership between Georgia College and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in which students are matched with senior Georgia leaders for a 1:1 year-long mentorship. 

Think Independently. Lead Creatively. 

Why does leadership matter?

1. Leadership skills last a lifetime. 

These skills enable you to succeed during college and in your career. Learning how to establish trust, build relationships, form a team, communicate ideas, empower others, innovate, and make decisions that will enable you to lead others competently.

2. The impact is real.

Effective leadership makes a meaningful difference in the quality of work you do and it changes the lives of those you work with.

3. The need is great. 

Leadership is needed in all sectors of society. Leadership does not depend on your major. We need teachers, nurses, entrepreneurs, scientists, public servants, non-profit directors, and many other professionals capable of effectively working with others to create positive change.

4. The opportunity is here.

 It is not the case that you either have these skills or you don’t; leadership can be learned. You simply need the desire to learn, a passion for your work, and the willingness to put in effort.