Leadership Circles

Student-led leadership

Leadership Circles are a development opportunity for emerging and experienced student leaders across campus to work as a collective toward a common goal or project related to leadership.

Applications are due Friday, November 16, 2018.

Students can sign up independently or as a group. Applicants will be contacted after the deadline to set up interview times to determine circle assignments. Projects will be completed during the Spring 2019 semester.

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Participants of the leadership circles can expect to…

  • Work with a staff mentor for project assistance.
  • Work collaboratively on a leadership development project on campus or in the community.
  • Attend a leadership circle retreat.
  • Engage in leadership discussions and training.
In addition, students can expect to
  • Work with and develop relationships with others across campus
  • Deepen their understanding of leadership, leadership theories, leadership styles and preferences and put them into practice.
  • Be challenged by working independently and as a group.
  • Share personal experiences and knowledge base to help the group process.
  • Strengthen skills related to leadership development including relationship building, communication, creativity, problem solving, accountability, assertiveness and organization.
  • Express the impact of the experience on personal leadership development and appreciate the opinions and input provided by others.
  • Reflect on personal strengths and the strengths of others.
  • Provide a meaningful leadership development experience for participants and for those impacted by the leadership projects.
  • Apply leadership principles and theories beyond graduation at UW-Eau Claire.
Examples of previous Leadership Circle projects:
  • Partnership with the Eau Claire Children's Museum to support a special needs activity night
  • Make-a-Wish benefit concert.
  • LGBTQA activity, discussion and panel event.
  • Catered dinner and activities at local homeless shelter Sojourner House.
  • Marketing event with marketing director of Green Bay Packers and how to better market student organization events.
  • Student-to-student nights at which high school students and parents met with college students and staff to talk about higher education and what campus life is really like.
  • Body image event with statistics, images and personal conversations about body image in society and on campus, and a film with a discussion following.
  • Prom with various activities and entertainment for a local assisted living center.
  • Documentary showing of fashion industry's impact on the environment.
  • "Spring into Summer" event to help students relax prior to finalize week and celebrate the semester.
  • Earth Day carnival at a rehabilitation center for patients and their families.
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