Leadership Development

These leadership development programs are designed to:

Illuminate

HBCUs as generators of research grounded in shared histories, missions, and goals

Inform

HBCU ecosystem stakeholders of capacity-building strategies that build upon institutional strengths

Impact

Higher education practices and policies for improved HBCU outcomes.

Leadership Development

Certificate Programs

The HBCU Center, in collaboration with internal and external partners, will offer an array of certificate programs. The virtual programs are designed to build the capacity of participants in areas critical to institutional success.  Certificate programs will be offered based on Center priorities and participant demand.  Specific topics, include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Institutional Assessment
  • Internationalization
  • Finance
  • Fundraising/Advancement
  • Regional Accreditation
  • Student Activism
  • Student Affairs
  • Sponsored Research
  • Undergraduate Student Success
  • Women and Higher Education Leadership 

Lucy Diggs Slowe Institute

The LDS Institute is comprised of programs aligned with the work of Lucy Diggs Slowe during her tenure as Dean of Women at Howard University from 1922-1937. A recognized higher education trailblazer, Slowe’s visionary initiatives and advocacy challenged dominant notions about the centrality of field of Student Affairs and Student Affairs professionals to the overall collegiate experience.

LDS programs are designed to

1. Examine issues that impact Black student development at HBCUs and beyond.

2. Offer professional development programs that draw upon the expertise of Students Affairs professionals at HBCU and HBCU-ally institutions to identify and illuminate effective practices.

3. Sponsor, conduct, and disseminate research specific to the field of Student Affairs at HBCUs.

4. Encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among higher education professionals and institutions.

Howard University Leadership Programs

Faculty

In conjunction with university partners, the HBCU Center offers leadership programs to Howard University faculty.

Staff

In conjunction with university partners, the HBCU Center offers leadership programs to Howard University staff.

Students

In conjunction with university partners, the HBCU Center offers leadership programs to Howard University students.