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Fall 2017 Speaker Series

The JLC is a proud to partner with WUD Distinguished Lecture Series to present, Dr. Leana Wen.  Dr. Wen is the Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore. In this interactive discussion, Dr. Wen will discuss her unique experience with public health and leadership within the city of Baltimore and beyond. 

This discussion is from 3:45-5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 6th. You can sign up for the discussion here!

This event is part of a larger event with WUD Distinguished Lecture Series. For more information on the full event, check out WUD Distinguished Lecture Series.


2017-2018 Emerging Leaders Retreat

Emerging Leaders Retreat 2018:

This year's Emerging Leadership Retreat is from February 9-11th, 2018. Students will spend the weekend at Camp Manito-wish exploring personal leadership styles as well as their own strengths and weaknesses. They will grow through group discussion and activities to become more inclusive and welcoming leaders. This retreat is FREE for all UW-Madison students.

We are no longer accepting applications for this year's Emerging Leaders Retreat. Accepted applicants will be notified before the end of the semester, Fall 2017


Mobile Workshops *New!*

The JLC is proud to start more personalized and tailored workshops to all student organizations on campus! Mobile Workshops allow any student organization to have an interactive JLC workshop that fits the organization's goals and objectives. These workshops (FREE for all students!) will help students develop their leadership skills to better the campus around them! Schedule a workshop today!


2017-18 Conferences applications

IMPACT Conference 2018:

The JLC is sponsoring 2 UW-Madison students to attend the IMPACT Conference at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio on March 1-4, 2018. The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest annual conference focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action. 

We are no longer accepting applications for this year's IMPACT conference. Grant recipients will be notified by the end of the semester, Fall 2017



Authentic Leader of the Month Nominations

The Willis L. Jones Leadership Center bases its programs and philosophy around the idea of authentic leadership. The Authentic Leader of the Month celebrates and rewards student leaders on campus who use an inclusive, relational approach to guide others towards achieving a shared vision.  Apply or nominate a leader today! 


Spring 2018 Leadership Speaker Nominations

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.

Nominations for 2017-2018 JLC Spring Speaker Series is LIVE! Nominate a potential speaker here!



Why should you attend our events?:

  • to improve your ability as an effective leader

  • to network with and learn from other student leaders

  • to earn Outside Classroom Hours for the UW Leadership Certificate!

  • to build your resume with a unique, interactive learning experience