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We Lead

We Lead Leadership Conference

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Noon – 5 pm
Davies Center


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 22, from noon to 5 p.m. in W.R. Davies Student Center. Registration is open through Friday, October 13, 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 2015 Conference in Review


On Sunday, October 25, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire hosted the ninth 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 30% of those registered.

The free half-day program in Davies Center featured both staff and student presenters. Topics included building a successful team, making stress your ally, strengthening and applying your leadership skills, creating a balanced life, time management, taking time for yourself, building your network, creating an organization vision, and learning to fail while growing from it, amongst others.

The conference opened with a keynote address by Quincy Chapman, the Interim Director of Housing and Residence Life at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Chapman discussed the ways "ordinary people" get extraordinary things done by utilizing basic leadership skill development and those around them.

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.