The portfolio, or “scrapbook,” is required to document your activities and what you learned. The reflections and other evidence of your learning experiences such as pictures, clipping, mementos and personal narrative reflections are assembled into a leadership portfolio.
The portfolio is designed to be flexible. There are several example formats that can be reviewed in the Leadership Development Certificate Program Office, located in Room 121 of the Agricultural Administration Building.
- Electronic Portfolio (Web site) – In the future, you will be able to add your portfolios to an already established Web site, or create your own Web site from scratch. You have 100 MB of space on a student account that can be used for this purpose. In the future e-portfolio workshops may be offered to help you gain the skills to develop your portfolio online.
- Printed Portfolio – A paper document or binder.
- Poster Portfolio
Suggestions on How to Start
The portfolio need not be limited to the Leadership Development Certificate Program alone. The certificate can merely be one component of your portfolio. You can keep this functionality in mind while designing your portfolio.
- Make a list of possible components to include in the portfolio. Decide how to incorporate each component into the portfolio design.
- Develop a table to illustrate growth in the leadership skills and attributes areas and work from there:
Required Portfolio Components
- An introduction of yourself – You can provide information such as why you are participating in the certificate program, what you believe leadership involves, and/or an explanation of your own personal vision statement.
- A Reflection Activity Information Sheet can be found on the following page. Use this form to document how your participation in each certificate program activity has helped you to reach your leadership certificate program goals. The Reflection Activity Sheet is a tool to help you build your portfolio.