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What Do We Do?

What do we Do?

We provide leadership workshops open to all UW-Madison students. Through participation in the Willis L. Jones Leadership Center, students will: 

  • ASPIRE to recognize how their values, goals, identity, and emotions affect their ability to build trust and credibility.
  • SHARE ideas across multiple modes of communication, allowing them to engage in meaningful conversations and actions with others.
  • TRANSFORM this vision into reality, and develop critical thinking skills to make decisions and solve problems.
  • CONNECT with others to foster positive change and seek opportunities to contribute to our global society.



 Benefits of Attending Our Events

  • Improved leadership abilities
  • Networking opportunities with other student leaders
  • Outside Classroom Hours for the UW Leadership Certificate!
  • Build your resume with concrete leadership skills
  • This workshop series provides an opportunity for personal growth, knowledge, acquisition, and skill development through engaging presentations, interactive group discussions and breakout sessions. 


  • The area provides outreach, personalized workshops, Wisconsin Union student staff support, and coordination for the Wisconsin Experience Bus Trip (WEBT). 

  • The Leadership Speaker Series is a comprehensive lecture and discussion series that brings leaders from the Madison area and beyond to speak about their experience with leadership and how to help others develop theirs. Anyone who has displayed leadership within their community is welcome to speak. 

  • The EXPLORE leadership series provides scholarships to students to participate in national leadership conferences. Three scholarships for both of the conferences will be awarded based on an application process.

    IMPACT Conference: The largest annual conference focused on the civic engagement of college students

    I-LEAD®: It is also intended that participants will leave I-LEAD® with a sense of excitement, energy, and urgency to be innovative leaders in their own lives and on their campuses.


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