Involvement in leadership training programs is beneficial because...
- Leadership training looks great on a resume
- Programs give students the opportunity to meet other people
- Leadership training teaches new leadership skills applicable to the educational, professional and personal lives of students
- Programs work to identify and develop students' already-present individual skills
- Leadership programs are fun!
- Leadership training can help students to obtain leadership positions both on campus and in a future career
The U LEAD program was designed to benefit new students by providing an enhanced connection to the campus through the establishment of positive relationships with other students and the knowledge of how to get involved on campus during the first semester. The program helps in facilitating a general knowledge of the University's shared governance system and the student role in this system, and developing students' abilities to define leadership and understand the fundamental practices of effective leaders, among other things. Participation in the U LEAD program is for incoming freshmen and by invitation only. For more information, contact Career & Leadership Development, University Center Room 146, 262-472-1471.
Lead Big is a collaborative leadership retreat for student organization leaders on campus, sponsored by Career & Leadership Development and Residence Life. Students who participate in Leadership Involvement Teams (LIT) in the residence halls, the Residence Hall Association (RHA), the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), new members to the Greek chapters, and the Whitewater Student Government (WSG) participate in a leadership-training program. The objective of this program is to bring together students in different areas to share some similar leadership experiences. For more information, contact Career & Leadership Development, University Center Room 146, 262-472-1471.
Lead 101 is a leadership program that works under the principle that leadership is not something one is born with but that it's a skill. Leadership is not defined by position, but rather the actions of each individual. Lead 101 works to take the skills that participating students already have and help them to identify the type of leader that they are, and to give them training to develop and learn new, complementary skills. For more information, contact Career & Leadership Development, University Center Room 146, 262-472-1471.
An annual Leadership Conference is held every spring semester at UW-Whitewater. The conference includes different workshops on a variety of topics related to leadership. The conference is a great way to learn more about individual leadership and to network with other leaders throughout the campus community. For more information, contact Career & Leadership Development, University Center Room 146, at 262-472-1471.