FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why do I have to RSVP?
An RSVP is a necessary courtesy for our presenters, so they know how many students to prepare
for. In addition, if we are providing refreshments or a meal at a program, we must let catering know
how many students they are serving. We are charged based on this number, so your RSVP is your
commitment to attend.
If I have RSVP'd and something comes up to prevent me from attending a program, how do I let
Do credits carry over from year to year?
No. Each tier is designed to be completed in a single, academic year.
How many workshops do we need to earn a certificate?
To earn the Emerging Leader certificate (Tier 1), you need to attend 10 events that cover each of
the 6 competency areas.
What are the competency areas and how many do we have to complete to earn a certificate?
Competency areas are categories of focus within the study of leadership that are tied to some of
the University's learning outcomes. Specific workshops and programs offered as part of the BHLP are
grouped under one or more of these categories. BHLP has 6 competency areas: Personal Leadership,
Organizational Leadership, Global Understanding, Community Stewardship and Management Skills. In
completing 10 workshops for the Tier 1 certificate, you must attend at least one workshop grouped
under each of the competency areas.
If a workshop counts for more than one competency area, how do you determine which one I receive
We award you the credit in whichever competency area you need.
Is Tier 1 for freshmen only?
No. Tier 1 is open to all students at the University of Delaware. While we encourage students to get
started as freshmen so they can complete all the Tiers, we have many seniors who earn the Emerging
Leader, Tier 1 certificate.
Do I have to complete Advanced Tier 1 in order to enroll in Tier 2?
No. You only need to complete Tier 1 in order to enroll in Tier 2.
What is Tier 2?
The Engaged Leader, Tier 2 focuses on project management. Students engage in an in depth
study of The Leadership Challenge model of leadership and then design and implement a project
focused on positive change, using the model to lead their team.
Is there a Tier 3?
No yet. We are working on developing a Tier 3 which would involve planning and implementing
a service trip during winter session or spring break.
I am already a leader in my RSO or Greek Chapter. How can BHLP help me?
Learning to lead effectively is a lifelong process. More importantly, holding a title is not a
guarantee of your ability to effectively develop a team or lead that team to successful completion of its
mission. BHLP will provide you with specific tools to enable your success, to teach you a framework
within which you can lead, and help you to develop a leadership portfolio that makes you more
attractive to potential employers.
I am a senior and would like to participate, but don't have much time. Do you offer anything for me?
Yes. Beginning in fall 2012, BHLP will offer a Pre-Professional Leadership Certificate for Seniors only.
It will consist of 5 workshops on topics geared towards leadership in careers. See the BHLP website for
I want the officers of my organization to participate in BHLP, but our schedules are crazy. Can BHLP
workshops be presented to my RSO, chapter or team during our meeting times?
Yes, with advance notice. Contact Susan Luchey, Associate Director of University Student
Centers, at email@example.com