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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Workshops 

Adaptive Leadership Virtual Workshop

Welcome to our first-ever virtual workshop: Adaptive Leadership. Adaptive leadership is more pertinent than ever during these times of uncertainty. By tuning into our workshop, you will learn the difference between heroic and post-heroic leadership, what it takes to be a great adaptive leader, self-reflect with questions, and so much more! Thank you for tuning in, enjoy!


*Due to the current events, all remaining Face-To-Face events for the semester have been cancelled*

         We look forward to seeing you all at our virtual events this academic year. Please stay safe and healthy!

2020-2021 Mobile Workshops

The JLC is now offering personalized workshops for all student organizations on campus!  Our staff will work with your organization to create an interactive program that fits your group's goals and objectives. This is a free service designed to help students develop their leadership skills on campus. Request a workshop for your student organization or residence hall today! 

Email with questions.

Past Events

Collective Impact Virtual Workshop

       Thursday November 12, 2020

Learn how intentional commitment of organizations from different sectors can be a powerful tool in solving specific social problems.

Butting Heads with Style Virtual Workshop

Thursday October 22, 2020

Learn to recognize different types of conflict and determine effective solutions. Discuss how individual behaviors factor into conflict.

Self-Awareness In Groups Virtual Workshop

Monday October 12, 2020

Explore the various roles that make up a group's dynamic and how to make intentional changes to behavior to maximize group effectiveness.


Wednesday March 4th, 2020

Learn to recognize how validation fuels leadership development, how to assess one’s ability to support the development of others, and create an on-going plan to cultivate leadership in others. FREE FOOD! 

Samantha Baruah: Finding A Path To Leadership

Monday February 3rd, 2020

Come out to hear the Associate Director of UW-Madison's Teacher of Education Center, Samantha Baruah, speak on the importance of leadership and education as she shares her unique journey and experiences from political refugee to educational powerhouse.

Leadership And Follower-Ship 

February 12th, 2020

Giving And Receiving Feedback  

February 18th, 2020

Come out and learn to recognize the importance of feedback, and how to feel comfortable in both giving and receiving effective feedback!

Collective Impact

November 11th, 2019

Learn how intentional commitment of organizations from different sectors with a common agenda can be a powerful tool in solving specific social problems.

Butting Heads With Style

October 23rd, 2019

Participants learn how to recognize and assess different types of conflict and determine healthy and effective strategies to solve them. Discuss how habitual and intentional behaviors factor into conflict.



Self Awareness In Groups

October 1st, 2019

Participants learn about the different roles that make up a group's dynamic and how to make intentional changes to individual behavior to maximize group effectiveness.

A Conversation With Dr. Richard Davidson

April 29th, 2019

To lead the Spring 2019 Engage Leadership Speaker Series; we invited Dr. Richard J. Davidson, the founder and director of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to discuss how to cultivate well-being and how to apply these techniques as future leaders. His talk covered how students can perceive emotion from psychological perspective and being able to use well-being as a skill. 

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What is the Empower Leadership Series?

  • The EMPOWER Leadership Series is a series of workshops that provide an opportunity for personal growth, knowledge acquisition and skill development through engaging presentations, interactive group discussions and breakout sessions. 

    This series includes workshops that will EMPOWER participants to...

  • ASPIRE to recognize how values, goals, identity and emotions influence leadership practices.

    • Program 1: What is Authentic Leadership?
      Participants apply the authentic leadership model and assess their leadership skills so that they can develop and maintain positive transformative relationships.
    • Program 2: What Makes you Tick?
      Participants identify core values and learn how values drive decision making and behavior so that they can articulate values, and ensure that they behave in accordance with their values and act in an authentic way with peers and groups.
    • Program 3: How to Be Your Best Self
      Participants recognize how the different elements that shape their social identities can affect perceptions and relationships so that they can maximize their personal effectiveness when working with others.
    • Program 4: Self Awareness in Groups
      Participants seek, evaluate and incorporate feedback regarding their behavior in groups so that they can grow as individuals and become more effective leaders. 
  • SHARE ideas across multiple modes of communication and engage in meaningful conversations and actions with others.

    • Program 5: Butting Heads with Style 
      Participants recognize and assess different types of conflict and explore healthy and effective ways to deal with conflict
    • Program 6: Giving and Receiving Feedback – Like a Boss 
      Participant recognize the importance of feedback, practice giving and receiving effective and specific feedback and discuss how to be inclusive in the feedback process.
    • Program 7: Finding Understanding 
      Participants recognize how personal biases effect communication and practice building consensus while honoring different values and perspectives.
  • CONNECT with others to foster positive change and contribute to our global society.

    • Program 8: Leadership and Followership
      Participants explore vulnerability in leadership and assess their ability to create inclusive, supportive environments at any level within a group so that they can develop and participate in high quality relationships.
    • Program 9: Highly Developed Teams 
      Participants explore how effectively managing task conflict contributes to the functioning of highly developed teams.
    • Program 10: Validation 
      Participants recognize how validation fuels leadership development, assess the readiness of their organization to support the development of others and create an on-going plan so that they might cultivate leadership in others.
    • Program 11: Allyship
      Participants enhance their ability to build effective and sustainable coalitions, organizations, and/or movements by seeking to understand, support and advocate for non-dominant groups.
  • TRANSFORM problems into opportunities and visions into reality.  

    • Program 12: Public Narrative 
      Participants recognize storytelling as an act of leadership so that they can effectively use their own stories to motivate others to action.
    • Program 13: Adaptive Leadership 
      Participants explore Adaptive Leadership as a tool to help individuals and organizations adapt and thrive in challenging environments.
    • Program 14: Managing Transitions 
      Participants practice practical strategies for minimizing disruptions caused by organizational change, using Bridge’s Transition Model to clarify purpose, plans and how organization members can play a part in their changing surroundings.
    • Program 15: Collective Impact 
      Participants understand the underlying premise of collective impact and that no single organization can create large-scale, lasting social change alone and practice strategies to effectively coordinate their efforts and work with others around a clearly defined goal.
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