The Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program (TBLCP) accepts between 80-100 students each fall. The program helps students by providing a practical knowledge of professionalism and tools for effective decision-making and communication. Students in the program can expect to learn more about their strengths and how to leverage their personal leadership talents to be effective and influential.
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.
Through participating in TBLCP, students will gain:
TBLCP Applications are closed for the year. Applications for the next cohort of students will open in August of 2019.
Monday - Model Cohort
Tuesday - Inspire Cohort
Thursday - Challenge Cohort
Friday - Encourage Cohort
Isbah Mehar is the Peer Advisor for the Monday “Model” Cohort in TBLCP. She is currently double majoring in Finance and Economics with plans to graduate in Spring of 2019. This past summer she interned with NRG Energy Inc. in their Internal Controls department. This fall, she will be doing a co-op with LyondellBasell in their IT Internal Audit department. In addition to her involvement with TBLCP, Isbah is the President of the student organization called COTA Connects at University of Houston. When she’s not busy with school or work, Isbah’s hobbies include traveling, writing short stories, and reading South Asian literature. When asked why she loves TBLCP, Isbah said “TBLCP creates a community within Bauer with students who all have the same goal, to better ourselves.”
Ryan McLean is the Peer Advisor for the Tuesday “Inspire” Cohort in TBLCP. She is currently majoring in Finance with a plan to graduate in December of 2019. This past summer, Ryan completed an internship with JP Morgan Chase & Co. in Dallas, Texas serving as a Risk and Control Summer Analyst. This fall, she will work as an M&A Intern for Lockton Companies here in Houston. Ryan has also spent several years as a Lead Front Desk Agent with Marriott International in Houston. In addition to TBLCP, Ryan is a member of the Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA) and Phi Theta Kappa and has also attended the LeaderShape Institute in Bauer. Outside of school, Ryan enjoys taking group fitness classes, kayaking, watching true crime documentaries on Netflix, traveling, and exploring Houston. Her favorite part of TBLCP is having the chance to focus on herself once a week and hone in on the skills she needs to be a better leader!
Amanda Boyd is the Peer Advisor for the Thursday “Challenge” Cohort in TBLCP. She is currently majoring in Management Information Systems (MIS) with plans to graduate in May of 2020. In the semester, Amanda works as a store manager for a health food store and this fall will be working as Digital Research Specialist at the University of Houston Library. This Thanksgiving, she will be doing a week-long study abroad in Egypt for one of her classes. Outside of TBLCP, Amanda is a member of the Management Information Systems Student Organization (MISSO), a member of ENACTUS, and has served in several officer positions for the Bauer Honors Student Advisory Board. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching tv shows with her dog, spending time with her dad and nephew, and planning trips around the world to places like Hungary and Monte Carlo. She said one of the best things about TBLCP is how it has taught her to focus on her strengths instead of just her weaknesses.
Nicole Hoekstra is the Peer Advisor for the Friday “Encourage” Cohort in TBLCP. She is currently double majoring in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Management. She plans to graduate in spring of 2019. Nicole has held several internships during her time at Bauer, including internships with Aflac and W. J. Alexander. This past summer she interned with JP Morgan Chase & Co. in Dallas Texas as a Corporate Analyst. In addition to TBLCP, Nicole is an active member of the Management Information Systems Student Organization (MISSO). Outside of school, Nicole enjoys networking, reading fiction novels, playing games, Netflix, and drinking lots of coffee at the Nook on campus. When asked about TBLCP, Nicole said “I love that TBLCP brings together a diverse population of students.”