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Willis L. Jones Leadership Center

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The Willis L. Jones Leadership Center is a part of the Wisconsin Union. The goal of the JLC is to inspire and prepare students to work in partnership with others to positively transform themselves, their peers and their communities.

In order to reach this goal, the JLC holds FREE leadership seminars for all students and staff. Our seminars provide students with an open, inclusive environment where they learn the information they need in order to discover their leadership abilities.

Mission:

To facilitate unique and intentional experiential opportunities to develop students' sense of self and their potential to lead.

Vision:

To inspire students to work together to positively transform their campus communities and beyond.

Leadership can often be a vague concept, with many different interpretations. Using the Authentic Leadership Development model as our foundation, we define leadership as an inclusive, relational process of working positively with others towards a shared vision. Leadership is in one’s attitude, approach and actions and, therefore, can be learned by combining an understanding of leadership theory with real-life experiences. The goal of the JLC is to inspire and prepare students to work in partnership with others to positively transform their campus communities and beyond.


Named after a Legacy

1981joneswillis smallWillis L. Jones was a beloved Madison-area high school coach for over thirty-five years. Mr. Jones holds a record that includes five conference championships & state titles at two different high schools. Over the course of his illustrious career, he taught thousands of young people how to set goals, work together, celebrate victories and accept defeat. Mr. Jones believed that through his work as a coach, he was building the leaders of tomorrow.


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Memorial Union, Room 5231
800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 265-9867
JonesLeadershipCenter@union.wisc.edu

Mary Russell
(608) 262-1477 | mlrussell@wisc.edu

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Upcoming Events

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October 23rd | 6:00pm

Butting Heads With Style

Memorial Union
The Jones Leadership Center presents different and effective ways to deal with conflict.

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November 7th | 6:00pm

Empower Series: Finding Understanding

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The Jones Leadership Center presents how to build a consensus in a group while honoring different perspectives.

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November 12th | 12:00pm

Jones Leadership Center Mini-Conference: ASPIRE

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The Jones Leadership Center presents 4 independent leadership workshops in this Mini-conference.