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Leadership Development Opportunities

Co-Curricular Leadership Opportunities

2010 uWEc LEAD Conference

Alternative Spring Break: From Servant Leadership to Social Justice
An opportunity for a small group of students to spend a week in Indianapolis exploring the concepts of Servant Leadership and Social Justice through hands-on service and discussion with local business and non-profit leaders.

Civil Rights Pilgrimage
A 10-day immersion experience to the South, visiting sites of historic importance to the U.S. civil rights movement. The trip is planned by three student leaders who gain tremendous experiences in decision making, planning, group building, prioritization, goal setting, and other key areas.

Future Student Affairs Professional Program (FSAPP)
This program helps connect undergraduate students with staff in higher education in an effort to develop leadership skills and expose students to the careers in Student Affairs. Each mentee is matched with a mentor working in a Student Affairs department of interest to the student. The mentor and mentee meet monthly to discuss issues in student affairs and also work on a project together.

Leadership Living Learning Community
The Leadership Learning Community, housed in Governors Hall provides an opportunity for 40 first-year students to explore the concept of leadership both in theory and practice. Students live together on the first and second floors of Governors Hall, participate in credit-bearing leadership courses in the fall and spring semesters, attend leadership conferences and events, engage in hall activities, take field trips, and develop community service projects.

Leadership Seminar Series
The Leadership Seminar Series is an 8-week, non-credit program designed to engage students in critical thinking and dialogue about leadership development. A small group of 15-20 participants meet weekly for 90 minutes to discuss specific leadership topics and concepts, including leadership theories and models; ethical leadership; inclusive leadership; understanding self and others; and group and team interaction.

Mortar Board Leadership in Action Day
Students are matched with university administrators, faculty members and academic staff who serve in leadership roles on campus. The student participants have the opportunity to shadow their match and engage in dialogue about what it is like to be a campus leader and to share their own experiences as student leaders.

Multicultural Alliance of Change Leadership Retreat
A weekend long fall program that seeks to help students explore their identity, enrich leadership qualities, connect with peer mentors, and build a peer support network.

University Student Excellence Awards
An annual awards program to recognize the accomplishments of student leadership on campus.

uWEc LEAD Student Leadership Conference
A free half-day conference for students that includes a keynote speaker and several breakout session on topics of leadership. Takes place every October, and includes participants from UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout.

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