College of Business

Professional Leadership Track

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

APPLICATION PROCESS & INSTRUCTIONS

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 (PDF). Students can fill out the form online and send it to tpvilla@csuchico.edu. This should be done as soon as possible so we can notify you of upcoming workshops and events.

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.

Watch a brief overview of our "Emotional Intelligence."

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 Emotional Intelligence.

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.

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"We all know we have been living through exceptional times and wanted to take a moment to welcome you back for an exciting fall semester." Read the letter from the director.


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Please email completed applications to tpvilla@csuchico.eduFor assistance filling out your application, please email tpvilla@csuchico.edu or visit our office once fall semester begins.


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Contact Us

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Glenn Hall Room 206

Thomas Villa
Executive Director
tpvilla@csuchico.edu 
916-223-2171 

Alexandra Pomatto
Marketing Specialist
arpomatto@csuchico.edu

Kristen Chatham
Marketing Assistant
kbchatham@csuchico.edu

Emma Ritchie
Operations Specialist
eritchie@csuchico.edu

Ana Flores
Operations Assistant
asfloresdiaz@csuchico.edu

Jack Thobe
Operations Assistant
jethobe@csuchico.edu

Mitchell Lung
Corporate Relations Specialist
malung@csuchico.edu

Makaela Keeve
Competition Lead
mkeeve@mail.csuchico.edu


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