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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


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 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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Letter from the Executive Director

"We will not miss a beat being virtual this semester, and as a matter of fact, I honestly believe that our students will receive even more marketable sales skills due to the virtual nature of our course delivery." Read the letter from the director.

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Thomas Villa
Executive Director 

Ryan Brumfield
Corporate Relations Specialist 

Mattea Bertain
Marketing Specialist 

Lindsey Alford
Digital Marketing Specialist

Emma Ritchie
Marketing Assistant

Mitchell Lung
Corporate Relations Assistant

Alexandra Pomatto
Digital Marketing Assistant

Ashley Hamano
Outreach & Engagement Coordinator

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Please email completed applications to tpvilla@csuchico.eduFor assistance filling out your application, please email or visit our office hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9AM-12PM.

Spring 2021 Events (all events will be hosted virtually)

Calendar of Events

Feb 24/Mar 23 | Applying Samurai Wisdom to Selling Workshops

May 12 | Emotional Intelligence

Feb 18/Apr 14 | How to Excel pt. 1

Feb 25/Apr 21 | How to Excel pt. 2

Mar 12/Apr 16 | Sales Success: The Gender Key

Feb 11/Mar 24 | SSP Graduate Survival Guide

Oct 21/Nov 4 | High Performance Habits Workshops

Feb 17 | Resume Workshop

Feb 19-20 | ASU Competition

Mar 10 | Chico State Sales Invitational

Mar 17-19 | FIU Bilingual Sales Competition

Apr 1-2 | Western States Collegiate Sales Competition

Apr 15-17 | Pacific Northwest Collegiate Sales Competition


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