• CRITICAL THINKING &PROBLEM SOLVING

    Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues

  • Make decisions and overcome problems

    Obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in decision-making processes

    Demonstrate originality and inventiveness

    CAREERMANAGEMENT

    Identify & articulate skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position

    Identify areas necessary for professional growth

    Navigate and explore job options

    Understand how to advocate for opportunities in the workplace

    TEAMWORK &COLLABORATION

    Work within a team structure to maximize mission accomplishment

    Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse viewpoints

    Negotiate and manage conflict

  • DIGITALTECHNOLOGY

    Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals

  • Demonstrate effective adaptability to new and emerging technologies

    GLOBAL/INTERCULTURALFLUENCY

    Demonstrate openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity

    Ability to interact respectfully with all people

    Respect and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions

    Understand individuals’ differences

    ADAPTABILITY

    Recognize and adjust to unforeseen circumstances

    Maintain flexibility in complex situations

    Modify plans to accomplish predetermined goals

    Overcome obstacles

  • RESILIENCY

    Recover from setbacks or failure

  • Mentally and emotionally cope with crisis

    Protect oneself from the potential negative effects of stressors

    Grit and determination to elevate above circumstances

    PHYSICAL & MENTALWELLNESS

    Make choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life

    Self-care, stress reduction and the development of inner strength

    Maintain optimal body structures and functions through healthy food intake, physical activity and exercise, sleep health, and proper hydration

    FINANCIAL LITERACY

    Understand and properly apply financial management skills

    Make informed and effective decisions with financial resources

    Create and maintain personal and organizational budgets

    Protect economic value with appropriate financial risk management

  • ETHICAL LEADERSHIP

    Integrity and ethical behavior

  • Guide, motivate, and inspire others

    Leverage strengths of self and others to achieve common goals

    Use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others

    Organize, prioritize, and delegate work

  • ORAL & WRITTENCOMMUNICATION SKILLS

    Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization

  • Can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively

  • CRITICAL THINKING &PROBLEM SOLVING

    Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues

  • Make decisions and overcome problems

    Obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in decision-making processes

    Demonstrate originality and inventiveness

  • CAREERMANAGEMENT

    Identify & articulate skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position

  • Identify areas necessary for professional growth

    Navigate and explore job options

    Understand how to advocate for opportunities in the workplace

  • TEAMWORK &COLLABORATION

    Work within a team structure to maximize mission accomplishment

  • Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse viewpoints

    Negotiate and manage conflict

  • DIGITALTECHNOLOGY

    Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals

  • Demonstrate effective adaptability to new and emerging technologies

  • GLOBAL/INTERCULTURALFLUENCY

    Demonstrate openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity

  • Ability to interact respectfully with all people

    Respect and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions

    Understand individuals’ differences

  • ADAPTABILITY

    Recognize and adjust to unforeseen circumstances

  • Maintain flexibility in complex situations

    Modify plans to accomplish predetermined goals

    Overcome obstacles

  • RESILIENCY

    Recover from setbacks or failure

  • Mentally and emotionally cope with crisis

    Protect oneself from the potential negative effects of stressors

    Grit and determination to elevate above circumstances

  • PHYSICAL & MENTALWELLNESS

    Make choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life

  • Self-care, stress reduction and the development of inner strength

    Maintain optimal body structures and functions through healthy food intake, physical activity and exercise, sleep health, and proper hydration

  • FINANCIAL LITERACY

    Understand and properly apply financial management skills

  • Make informed and effective decisions with financial resources

    Create and maintain personal and organizational budgets

    Protect economic value with appropriate financial risk management

    REQUIRED ELEMENTS TO EARN CERTIFICATE

      To be eligible for the Leadership certificate, a student must (a) successfully complete required academic courses, (b) complete and record applied experiential learning through participation in various Texas A&M and community activities, and (c) complete personal development requirements.

    • Academic Coursework:
      Candidates must successfully complete SOMS 380, 381, 481, and 482 coursework. Substitutions for any of these courses (internships, etc) may be approved by the HCEL Director.

    • Applied Experiences:
      Candidates earning experiential points do so through effective participation in the Corps of Cadets and in the broader community. Ideally, these activities should indicate a progression of leadership experiences and challenges.

    • Personal Development:
      Candidates must successfully complete a minimum of two semesters of an Individual Leadership Development Plan (ILDP) and complete the capstone requirement in SOMS 482.Certificate candidates must also complete an exit interview with an approved leadership coach/mentor.

    • Qualifications:

      To be considered for the Hollingsworth Leadership Certificate, a student must:
    1. Be a current, undergraduate student at Texas A&M University in good standing.
    2. Be a current or former cadet in good standing with the Corps of Cadets (or non-Corps Texas A&M student with HCEL
      Director’s approval)
    3. Have a cumulative grade point ratio of 2.5.
    4. Completed a minimum of 60 hours, with 30 hours at Texas A&M University.

    THE COURSES WE OFFER & BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF CONTENT

    CONFERENCES HOSTED BY HCEL

    HCEL hosts two developmental conferences each year

    A. Intentional Leadership Conference (ILC).

    Held in the spring of each year, this conference is open to all cadets and approved students from the broader TAMU community. The ILC fosters the development of leadership and career readiness skills that will help students from various backgrounds succeed as global leaders in the future.

    Held in the spring of each year, this 2.5-day off-site conference is for a group of competitively-selected sophomore cadets who will likely rise to leadership roles in their junior year. The NRLC application window opens in the fall of each year and interviews are conducted with selected applicants. All cadet outfits are required to submit a minimum of two applicants for the NRLC. The final selection of approved delegates will have at least one representative from each cadet outfit (unless waived by the Commandant in extenuating circumstances).

    RECOMMENDED READING LIST

    Looking to expand your leadership knowledge?
    Here is a list of books that are currently used in our leadership instruction:

  • Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators
    – by Patrick M. Lencioni –

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
    – by Patrick Lencioni, Charles Stransky –

  • The Flip Side: Break Free of the Behaviors That Hold You Back
    – by Flip Flippen –

  • The Discover Your True North Fieldbook: A Personal Guide to Finding Your Authentic Leadership
    – by Nick Craig, Bill George, Scott Snook –

  • Discover Your True North: Becoming an Authentic Leader
    – by Bill George –

  • Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators
    – by Patrick M. Lencioni –

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
    – by Patrick Lencioni, Charles Stransky –

  • The Flip Side: Break Free of the Behaviors That Hold You Back
    – by Flip Flippen –

  • The Discover Your True North Fieldbook: A Personal Guide to Finding Your Authentic Leadership
    – by Nick Craig, Bill George, Scott Snook –

  • Discover Your True North: Becoming an Authentic Leader
    – by Bill George –

    STAFF INFO

    DR. DAVID KELLER, ‘07
    Director
    dkeller@corps.tamu.edu

    COL (RET) KENNETH ALLISON, ‘85
    Associate Director,
    Career Readiness
    kallison@corps.tamu.edu

    DR. TONY BROWN, ‘73
    Associate Director,
    Leadership Development
    tbrown@corps.tamu.edu