Husky Leadership Initiative

HLI project committees

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We believe that collaboration amongst the many leadership development and education efforts across campus will collectively strengthen our ability to make leadership education more accessible, explicit and comprehensive.  Through HLI project committees, dedicated faculty and staff members help guide HLI’s work while developing content and providing support for key programming efforts.

HLI Project Committee Descriptions


Husky Leadership Certificate

The Husky Leadership Certificate is a capstone experience for UW students to reflect upon their leadership development and articulate their understanding to a larger audience. Through the creation of a leadership e-portfolio, students identify, understand, define, articulate and demonstrate their leadership growth and accomplishments. To maximize their learning, students are matched with leadership mentors who help students reflect upon and give voice to their learning.

The Husky Leadership Certificate project committee supports the administration of the 2021-2022 certificate process. Specific committee responsibilities include (please note committee members may choose which of these role(s) to focus on):

  • Publicize call for mentor and student applications in Oct/Nov 2021.
  • Host student and mentor orientation sessions in Nov/Dec 2021.
  • Participate in matching process for mentors and mentees in Dec 2021.
  • Review final student leadership e-portfolios in April 2022.
  • Support final presentations through small group interviews and public presentation sessions.

Committee timeline: The Husky Leadership Certificate committee convenes beginning Oct 2021 through spring 2021.  Time commitment is ~15 hours spread out over this timeline.  Prior experience as a HLC mentor is preferred.