We Lead Leadership Conference
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Noon – 5 pm
We Lead is a free half-day program open to all students from UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout and Chippewa Valley Technical College. Whether you’re a new leader, an experienced leader, or not even sure if you’re a leader, this opportunity is designed with you in mind.
This free conference features an opening keynote, several breakout sessions on various leadership topics, and drawings for some great prizes. All students attending all conference sessions receive a certificate of achievement. Lunch is provided.
This year’s conference will be held Sunday, October 20, from noon to 5 p.m. in the new W.R. Davies Student Center. Registration is open through Wednesday, October 16, and is limited to the first 200 participants.
Sponsors of the We Lead Leadership Conference are the UW-Eau Claire College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education and Human Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Services, the University Foundation and the University Centers; UW-Stout's Involvement Center; and CVTC's Student Life Office.
The 2012 Conference in Review
On Sunday, October 21, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire hosted the sixth annual We Lead Leadership Conference, welcoming students from Chippewa Valley Technical College, UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout. More than 160 students attended the leadership development opportunity, with the two highest populations being juniors (26%) and seniors (22%).
The free half-day program in Davies Center featured presenters from all participating institutions, including about a dozen student presenters from UW-Eau Claire. Topics included your professional presentation, training the trainer, exploring personal privilege, time management, taking time for yourself, resolving conflict in organizations, building your network, making the most of your advisor, resume building, how social media has changed the hiring process.
The conference opened with a keynote address by Michael Ojibway, a UW-Eau Claire alum who serves as the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Manager at Chippewa Valley Technical College. Ojibway discussed the courage to engage and how to utilize transformational leadership during times of change.
In the evaluation survey, students were asked to comment on the overall experience.
"Very enlightening and great experience. Looking forward to next year's."
"It was an amazing experience! I would recommend it to anyone, but especially freshmen and sophomores."
"I thought it was a very worthwhile experience, especially since I'm about to graduate and go work in the industry."
"Reinforced my positive attitude and gave me more skills to work with."
"Great free event offered by UW-Eau Claire."