We Lead Leadership Conference
Sunday, October 19, 2014
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 19, from noon to 5 p.m. in W.R. Davies Student Center. Registration is open through Wednesday, October 15, and is limited to the first 200 participants.
Sponsors of the We Lead Leadership Conference are UW-Eau Claire University Centers, UW-Stout’s Involvement Center; and CVTC’s Student Life Office.
The 2013 Conference in Review
On Sunday, October 20, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire hosted the seventh annual We Lead Leadership Conference, welcoming students from Chippewa Valley Technical College, UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout. More than 100 students attended the leadership development opportunity, with the highest population being freshmen, making up 26% of those registered.
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, learning about love languages, finding your dream job, 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 Adam Ludwig, a hall director from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Ludwig discussed the courage to be unique, how to embrace your “freaky” side, and how to share that part of your story with others.
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.