Explore leadership + acquire new knowledge

Leadership development is an important value at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The student leadership development program seeks to support this institutional value by providing a variety of experiential learning opportunities in which students may participate. Program initiatives are intentionally designed to help students explore leadership, acquire new knowledge, and engage in skill development.

Students participating in the student leadership development program initiatives may expect to:

  • Understand the historical and theoretical evolution of leadership theory.
  • Understand a variety of leadership styles and preferences.
  • Determine individual areas of strength and areas for improvement.
  • Identify and articulate personal and professional values.
  • Explain the benefits and challenges of working in groups and teams.
  • Develop a personal leadership definition or philosophy.

Student leadership events

Over the course of each academic year, AIL and other campus departments sponsor a series of events aimed at increasing interest and skills in student leadership. Below you will see the nine signature events in this series and you can find out more about each, as well as registration or application information.

Community leadership.

Leadership Seminar Series

Would you like to become one of the 20 students to take part in this eight-week series. You may just find your true path to life-long passion in leadership development.

Discover Your Leadership Style
Female students getting packets at start of Leaderhsip Conference

We Lead Conference

We Lead is a free half-day program open to all students. Whether you’re a new leader, an experienced leader, or not even sure if you’re a leader, this opportunity is designed for you!

Register Here
Students raising hands during session at Leadership Fair

The Leadership Fair

Not sure where to start when it comes to leadership? Come to the Leadership Fair - an event designed to open doors to new and exciting opportunities for students!

Learn More
Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break

The Alternative Spring Break trip is an opportunity for students to explore the concepts of servant leadership and social justice — specifically around issues of poverty, homelessness and socioeconomic status.

Find out How to Get Involved
Student body preseidnet Ashely and a male student at a table

Leadership Circles

Apply to join Leadership Circles to work collaboratively to create a project of your choosing that will impact the campus and community!

Apply to Circles
Student at a podium delivering speech for leaderhsip seminar day

U Lead Conference

This all student-run leadership conference is a free program open to anyone looking to learn something new, network with others from campus, and work collaboratively to become more leadership-focused.

Take Part in U Lead
Service-Learning St. Francis Food Pantry

Blugolds for Better

Students and non-profit organizations have always had much to offer each other, and AIL aims to make the most of those connections through Blugolds for Better.

Volunteer and Get Involved
Happiness Project

The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project is a collaborative effort between the University Activities Commission and the Activities, Involvement, and Leadership Office to promote a campus community filled with happiness.

Spread Happiness
Excellence Awards Group photo

University Student Excellence Awards

The students honored reflect the university’s living vision to be the premier undergraduate learning community in the Upper Midwest. Award recipients are recognized at the annual University Student Excellence Awards reception.

Apply for Awards
Students in a home with young kids for reading partners

Diverse Voices Book Challenge

Join the challenge and learn about various populations, identities, and experiences through reading!

Join the Challenge

For more information about student leadership contact:

Katy Rand

Coordinator of Student Leadership
Activities, Involvement and Leadership
Davies Center 222
phone: 715-836-4803
fax: 715-836-2521
e-mail: randka@uwec.edu

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