Husky Leadership Initiative

November 16, 2015

Register for a Leadership Course in Winter 2016!

The Husky Leadership Initiative is excited to be collaborating on two exciting leadership-focused classes in Winter 2016.

1) Business Administration 391/General Studies 391R :
Learning Leadership Theory and Practice

Schedule:  Friday, 1:30-3:20 p.m. (1:30-2:20 p.m. lecture followed by leadership lab section 2:30-3:20 p.m.)
Instructor:  Dr. Christina Fong, Principal Lecturer, Foster School of Business
Credits: 2 credits graded
Size of class:  240 students (enrollment limited to first year freshmen)
SLN: 21825

Have you been thinking about how you will make a difference in your own life and how you affect the people around you? We are looking for first year students—those who would call themselves leaders and those who don’t yet—to enroll in a new course on leadership development. Our principle belief is that all students—no matter who they are or what they are like—can  be the architect of their leadership journeys at UW.   Using a combination of large format lectures, small leadership labs facilitated by amazing student and staff leaders, guest speakers, and cutting edge technology like online games, our aim is to give first year students a customized experience of self-reflection and connection to others to accelerate their leadership development.   

How to register

To register, go to this website: and submit the required information.  You will be automatically registered on a first come first served basis.



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.

2)      General Studies 391I : Leadership Firesides

Schedule:  Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Credits: 1 credit graded CR/NC
Size of class:  room for up to 80 students
SLN: 14826

Husky Leadership Initiative Leadership Firesides offer ongoing opportunities for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. These leaders share their personal journeys and perspectives on leadership and become momentary mentors for students attending the event. The Firesides are a way for students to learn more about and reflect on leadership and build their leadership competence and confidence. This new course will offer students an opportunity to take a deep dive into the Firesides series.  Registered students will attend the weekly Leadership Firesides, participate in an introductory session (Week 1) and a closing session (Week 10) and submit weekly written reflections on the presentations.

Questions? Contact