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What's New at the JLC?

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Apply to intern with the Willis L. Jones Leadership Center 2019-2020 Academic Year!

Do you want to help others develop their leadership potential? Join our intern team next academic year! The JLC provides and facilitates unique, intentional experiential opportunities, such as leadership workshops and conferences to develop students' sense of self and their leadership skills. Learn more about the specific responsibilities and apply here. Application closes Monday, April 1 2019 at 11:59PM. 




Apply to intern with the Willis L. Jones Leadership Center and Porchlight for the 2019-2020 Academic Year! 

Are you interested in social justice? If so, then this is the right internship opportunity for you. Work alongside the JLC and Porchlight on Brooks Street to help with communications strategies and special events. Create a positive change on campus and within the Madison community. Find more specific responsibilities and apply hereApplication closes Monday, April 1 2019 at 11:59PM.


Spring 2019 Speaker series

A conversation with Dr. Richard Davidson

April 29th, 2019 6:30pm-8:00pm Memorial Union (Check TITU)



This semester, we will invite Dr. Richard J. Davidsonthe 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 will discuss how students can perceive emotion from psychological perspective and be able to use well-being as a skill. 

This talk is free. Please RSVP for the event here.


2018-2019 Spring Semester Workshops

Public Narrative and Social Justice 

Monday, February 25th at 6:00-7:30 PM in Memorial Union TITU 

Participants recognize storytelling as an act of leadership so that they can effectively use their own stories to motivate others to action. This workshop is a preface for the WUD Distinguished Lecture Series keynote speaker, Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too Movement. Please RSVP here

*All of our workshops can be counted towards the Leadership Certificate

An Evening with Tarana Burke

Monday, March 4th at 7:30-9 PM in memorial union shannon hall

We have partnered with the Distinguished Lecture Series to present Tarana Burke, a social justice activist and founder of the #MeToo movement. Click here to learn more!

Fall 2018 Speaker Series

November 27th, 2018: Homelessness and food insecurity around campus: a conversation with executive director of Porchlight, karla Thennes

Thank you to everyone who attended the talk with the executive director of Porchlight, Karla Thennes. It was an enlightening experience to learn about the social justice issue of homelessness on and off campus, what is being done about it within the Madison community, and what college student can actively do to make a difference. We also heard from student organizations, Campus Food Shed and Campus Kitchens, and how they are combating food insecurity on campus.