Leadership Initiatives

Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program

If you are bold and eschew the mundane, you can become leaders. So far as I know, we only come this way one time. Give yourself a chance. Meet the challenges. Enjoy the excitement that comes with accomplishment. Pay the price. Allow yourself to dream. Give your dreams a chance to come true. And when you are firm in your convictions, don’t let others tell you it can’t be done." Charles T. “Ted” Bauer

Program Overview

The Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program accepts a new cohort of leaders at the beginning of the fall semester. Applications are reviewed starting in September and selected candidates will be interviewed for admission into the yearlong leadership program. The chosen cohort members will complete an initial assessment of leadership knowledge and abilities and will receive feedback throughout the program on how to improve and grow. TBLCP participants will receive feedback from staff, peers and several assessments throughout the year. Upon completion of the program, each student will have a solid leadership foundation, the ability to make decisions with integrity, as well as an understanding of personal strengths and the value of working with a team.

The goals of the program are to provide practical knowledge of professionalism; tools for effective decision making and communication; to help students discover their strengths and how to leverage their personal leadership talents to be effective and influential; and to enhance students capacity to lead ethically and effectively all while being in the service of others. The program is based on well known programs such as StrengthsQuest by Gallup and the Leadership Challenge, a widely recognized leadership model based on qualitative research with middle and senior managers. This model is outlined in the book Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner.

New scholarship opportunity for students involved in leadership programs!

The C. T. Bauer Foundation has provided $1,250,000 to be used for 50 full tuition scholarships for juniors involved in leadership programs! If you are a rising junior or senior and meet the following criteria, you are eligible to apply. Priority is given to students involved in the Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program. Recipients will be notified in May.

Here are the criteria for student selection:

  • Financial need (as determined by FAFSA with and EFC of $0-$20,000)
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative gpa
  • Full-time student (enrolled in 12 or more hours in the fall and spring semesters)
  • Junior or senior by the semester the scholarship is awarded with priority to juniors (Fall 2015)
  • US citizen or permanent resident-not open to international students

Amount: $12,000/year-awarded in two distributions of $6,000 each in the fall and spring semesters of 2015-2016, renewable for a second academic year (2016-2017) at $13,000 if student maintains a 3.0 or higher cumulative gpa, remains a full time students, and continues to have financial need.

*Each student is expected to fill out a FAFSA form and apply for Bauer scholarships online each year (during the April rollout of the application)

Visit the Bauer College Scholarship Office website at http://www.bauer.uh.edu/administration/scholarship/index.php


For more information, contact:

Kathryn Wheatley, M.S.Ed.
Leadership Program Manager
E-mail: kpwheatley@bauer.uh.edu
Phone: 832-842-6133