Husky Leadership Initiative

Historical: Learning Leadership Theory and Practice

Interested in a unique opportunity to support your peers’ leadership development while developing your own leadership, facilitation and peer teaching skills?  Apply to serve as a Leadership Lab Peer Facilitator for the 2019 “Learning Leadership in Theory and Practice” course!

We are currently recruiting Leadership Lab Peer Facilitators for BA 391/GENST 301/ENGR 202, Learning Leadership in Theory and Practice, which is a course co-sponsored by the Husky Leadership Initiative and the Foster School of Business. This course is designed to serve as a learning laboratory for first-year, second-year and transfer students to develop their leadership potential. Leadership Lab facilitators will enroll in a training preparatory course in autumn 2018 and facilitate leadership lab activities for a small group of students enrolled in the “Learning Leadership in Theory and Practice” course during Winter 2019.

To apply, please complete the Leadership Lab Facilitator application by 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 24.

Leadership Lab Peer Facilitator Position Description


Leadership lab peer facilitators will play a key role in the “Learning Leadership in Theory and Practice” course by leading small group discussions, experiential exercises, and self-reflection conversations to help students apply the theory to practice.  This 3-credit course aims to (1) increase students’ leadership identity by deepening their comprehension of effective leadership and simultaneously developing their leadership potential, and (2) increase students’ leadership confidence by providing a leadership framework, evidence, tools and practice opportunities.


  • Enroll in a GEN ST 391 leadership lab facilitator training course in autumn 2018. Course will meet every Wednesday from 3:30-5:20 p.m.
  • Attend the BA 391/GEN ST 301/ENGR 202 course sessions in winter 2019 every Wednesday from 3:30-5:20 p.m. (day/time is pending).
  • Facilitate leadership lab activities with small groups of ~10 students. Section leaders will be trained to deliver a specific curriculum.
  • Attend debrief and planning session on Wednesdays from 5:20-6:00 p.m. during winter 2019 (day/time is pending).
  • Check email at least once a day, since communication will be through email.


  • Must be enrolled as UW-Seattle undergraduate through winter 2019.
  • Strong peer facilitation skills and experience.
  • Strong interest in leadership development: willingness to learn more about leadership development and educate others; excitement about serving as a coach and facilitator for students’ leadership development.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills: be ready to listen and respond to individuals’ questions and concerns.
  • Collaboration skills: be willing and able to lead small group activities in partnership with a student co-leader and/or UW staff member.
  • Commitment: fulfill your responsibilities as a leadership lab leader throughout the autumn and winter quarters.
  • Multitasking: be able to balance a variety of activities, including academics and extra-curricular activities.


  • Earn 2 GEN ST 391 credits in autumn 2018 and 1 GEN ST 391 credit in winter 2019.
  • Develop your own leadership, facilitation and peer teaching skills.
  • Build relationships with a network of peers and UW staff committed to supporting student leadership development.

Training information

  • During the autumn 2018 training sessions, you will learn the detailed curriculum of the small group leadership laboratory activities.
  • During winter you will have ‘on-the-job’ training on facilitation, coaching, and leadership skills.

Application information

  • To apply, please complete the Leadership Lab Facilitator application by 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 24. Students invited to participate in a group interview will be notified by May 28.  Group interviews will take place between 5/30-6/1.  Final decisions will be made by June 8.

Questions?  Contact Fran Lo (Director, Husky Leadership Initiative) at

This course is made possible through a partnership between the Husky Leadership Initiative, the Foster School of Business and the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking.