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Leader in Me Certification for UNI Students

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Project ended on December 02, at 11:59 PM CST
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Leader in Me Certification for UNI Students

About the Project

The College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa has a reputation of preparing UNI students for success in teaching professions.  To uphold this excellence, the College of Education is working to provide UNI students with opportunities to obtain Leader in Me certification. Through a two-day Leader in Me training, UNI students will learn to empower their future classrooms and become better candidates for teaching positions.

By contributing to this project, you can help add value to UNI students in that they will be trained professionally in valuable soft skills, which include leading and communicating. This project will add value to UNI students personally and, more importantly, to the schools they will serve.  Support this project today to make an impact on the lives of UNI students. 

Learn More About Leader in Me

Leader in Me focuses on Stephen Coveys' 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. In elementary schools, implementation of Leader in Me is foundational with students identifying their gifts and talents. As students progress through school, they learn how to apply the 7 Habits and develop as leaders in their classroom and school. Educators with the Leader in Me certification actively empower their students to become engaged learners and responsible leaders.

Preparing future educators at UNI with this certification will impact their ability to empower future generations. You can learn more about Leader in Me within Cedar Valley by visiting the Leader Valley website or by checking out a study by UNI and Hawkeye Community College showing the impact of implementation in Cedar Valley schools. 

Choose a giving level


Be Proactive

The first habit taught by Leader in Me training helps educators teach students to be responsible and take initiative. Choose to take charge by giving to this project!


Begin With the End in Mind

The second habit taught by Leader in Me training aids educators in encouraging students to have a plan and set goals. Help achieve this project’s goal and make a difference today!


Put First Things First

The third habit of Leader in Me assists students in learning how to set priorities, make a schedule, and follow a plan. Help future educators teach students to be disciplined and organized by giving to this project.


Think Win-Win

The fourth habit of Leader in Me teaches students how to balance courage for getting what they want with consideration for what others want. Everyone can win when you give to this project today!


Understand, Then Be Understood

The fifth habit of Leader in Me helps educators convey the importance of listening to other people’s ideas and feelings. The cost of one UNI student receiving the Leader in Me certification is $125. By giving at this level, you can sponsor one UNI student to achieve certification and create a lasting impact in their future classrooms. Give at this level today to make an impact in the life of a UNI student.



The sixth habit of Leader in Me teaches students that teaming with others can create better solutions than anyone can alone. Together is better with your contribution! By giving at the $250 level, you can sponsor two UNI students to achieve Leader in Me certification.


Sharpen the Saw

The seventh habit of Leader in Me aids educators in teaching students how to find meaningful ways to help others. You can sharpen the future of four UNI students, and help them become Leader in Me certified by giving today!