College of Business

Professional Leadership Track

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Professional Leadership Certificates

The Seufferlein Sales Program (SSP) is offering students the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Analytical and/or Communicative Leadership. Participants will develop skills to increase their job readiness and marketability in areas that recruiters have identified as desirable. This opportunity is open to ALL students, regardless of major.

Earning your Professional Leadership Certificate will help you:

  • Develop leadership skills that employers recruiting at Chico State have identified as desirable
  • Learn how to describe your skills and experiences on your resume and Career Fairs
  • Network with employers and alumni
  • Get recognition and certification for demonstration of your talents and abilities


Get started on your Professional Leadership Certificates today! Just follow the steps below.

1.  Turn in your Application Form

First, students must complete and submit an Application Form(opens in new window).

2.  Complete the Core Requirements

Next, students must complete the Leadership Certificate  core requirements:

  1. Attend two Networking Events
  2. Attend three Skill-Building Workshops
  3. Attend two Development Events

You can find event and workshop dates on our Sales Competency Program Calendar.

3.  Attend the Leadership Certificate Specific Workshops

Students pursuing the Certificate in Analytical Leadership must attend How to Excel-Parts 1 & 2.

Students pursuing the Certificate in Communicative Leadership must attend Gender & Selling.

You can find event and workshop dates on our Sales Competency Program Calendar.

4.  Program Reflection

The last step is to complete an exit survey created to help you reflect on your time in the SSP, as well as provide us valuable feedback on your experience. The exit survey will be emailed to you during your last semester before graduation.

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For assistance filling out your application, please visit our office in Glenn 206 or email 


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Glenn Hall Room 206


Thomas Villa
Executive Director 

Kristen Chatham
Program Manager

Finn Blacker
Operations Assistant  

Natalie Bourn
Corporate Relations Assistant 

Ashley Gay
Corporate Relations Assistant

Chad Haller
Marketing Assistant

Hannah Taft
Marketing Assistant

Tyler Shaw
Operations Assistant

Ian Howes
Operations Assistant

Lia Vansoest
Competition Coach 

Letter from the Executive Director

"The Seufferlein Sales Program (SSP) finished the 2022/2023 academic school year with 544 students enrolled in our program representing 64 different majors! Whether you are an engineering, IT, communications, liberal arts, computer science, really any major,  we want you to come check out our 21 unit sales certificate." Read the whole letter for our Executive Director here.

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