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April 21, 2015

Seeking students to co-lead “Learning Leadership Theory and Practice” course sections

Apply to be a “Learning Leadership Theory and Practice” course section leader!

Course section student leaders will be paired with a UW staff member to co-facilitate a small group of 20-40 undergraduate students enrolled in the new “Learning Leadership Theory and Practice” GEN ST 391/BA 490 large lecture course taught by Professor Christina Fong. This 2-credit course is designed to (1) increase students’ knowledge of leadership theory and practice to (2) develop students’ leadership potential. Leadership techniques and principles will be explored using readings, cases, lectures and large group discussions. Section leaders will facilitate small ‘leadership lab’ sessions, which will incorporate experiential exercises, self-reflection and leadership conversations to increase students’ leadership experience base.


February 26, 2015

Register for Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference

Whether you think of yourself as a “leader” or not, we invite you to participate in the the Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference on April 10, 2015, and meet and mingle with other Huskies who are interested in developing their leadership capacity. Take advantage of a wide variety of workshops presented by leadership practitioners from the UW community and beyond. The conference is free, and includes free dinner and raffle prizes!


February 18, 2015

Call for Programs open for Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference

Freshman orientation leaders welcome new students

We invite staff, faculty, students and alumni to submit program proposals for the Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference. This annual event brings together UW students interested in developing their skills and engaging in conversation centered around leadership. Based on our belief that one’s capacity to lead grows out of experience, practice and reflection, this conference gives students the opportunity to build and hone the leadership skills they need to make a difference in whatever context speaks to them.


February 9, 2015

25 student scholarships available to attend Citizen University 2015

Apply for an exciting opportunity to attend the 2015 Citizen University taking place in Seattle on March 20 & 21, 2015! Citizen University’s annual national conference is a creative and vibrant gathering on the art of powerful citizenship. Hundreds of changemakers, activists and catalysts from across the United States show up to learn about power, build their networks and recharge their sense of purpose. As Citizen University states, “Learn the elements of civic power. Practice social and political action. Connect with people from left and right so we can solve problems together. America today is in the midst of a revival of citizen spirit. Be part of it.” For more information about Citizen University and to see their agenda and list of the amazing 2015 speakers and presenters, please visit their website at: http://www.citizenuniversity.us/conference/


October 29, 2014

Student leader snapshot: Chelsa Ayers

Photo of Chelsa Ayers

Chelsa Ayers is the first in her family to attend college, and she came to the University of Washington determined to open as many doors as she could. She hit the ground running, quickly involving herself on campus, double-majoring in political science and gender, women and sexuality studies and leaving no evidence of “spare time” in her daily schedule.


October 20, 2014

Leadership Firesides: Storytelling and conversation with inspiring leaders

The Husky Leadership Initiative and Starbucks present the 2014-2015 Leadership Firesides. This popular speaker series is an ongoing opportunity for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, educational, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. Guest speakers will share their personal journeys and perspectives on leadership and become momentary mentors for students attending the event. The diversity of speakers means that each Fireside will be unique. These events are a way for students to learn more about and reflect on leadership and build their leadership skills. Students who want to engage in a dialogue about leadership and further develop the skills and knowledge to be effective leaders on and off campus will want to be sure to attend.


September 19, 2014

Now recruiting 2014-15 Husky Leadership Certificate cohort

The Husky Leadership Initiative recognizes and celebrates the innovative leadership of UW students. You are change-agents, activists, community organizers, entrepreneurs, scholars, and more. We seek Huskies in their 3rd, 4th, or 5th year who practice leadership in a variety of ways to join the 2014-15 Husky Leadership Certificate cohort.   Application open for 2014-2015 Apply…


Mentor a UW student and see how you are changed

Help a student give voice to what they have learned about leadership and who they have become as a leader during their time as a Husky. The Husky Leadership Initiative is now seeking UW faculty, staff, and community members to serve as mentors for the 2014-2015 Husky Leadership Certificate program.


August 13, 2014

Explore Husky Leadership Certificate Student Leadership Portfolios

We have recently published several student leadership portfolios from the 2013-14 cohort of the Husky Leadership Certificate program. These students graciously share their portfolios which not only exhibit the leadership work they have been doing at UW but also reveal the personal philosophies they have developed and articulated over several months as part of the…


June 18, 2014

A summer seminar on leadership presented by the U.S. Marine Corps

The Husky Leadership Initiative is pleased to sponsor the 2014 U.S. Marine Corps Leadership Seminar on the UW Seattle campus. This free seminar features a luncheon with keynote speaker Lieutenant General Ronald L. Bailey, USMC. Following the keynote, Marine Corps personnel will lead workshops on ethical leadership and other core leadership values. The U.S. Marine Corps is known worldwide for developing leadership, courage, tenacity and teamwork – skills that can help you stand out from the competition anywhere you go. Come broaden your perspective on leadership and register now!



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