Husky Leadership Initiative

Leadership Firesides

Storytelling and conversation with inspiring leaders

Leadership Firesides session

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.

Students:  Sign up to take the 1-credit Leadership Firesides course in Spring 2021! Registered students will attend the weekly Firesides sessions, participate in an introductory session (Week 1) and a closing session (Week 10) and submit weekly written reflections.  Course details:

GEN ST 391M | SLN: 21154

Thursdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Location: Offered via remote learning -(synchronous class)

Audience: Open to all students

Leadership Fireside 2021 speaker schedule here.

*We welcome UW students/faculty/staff who would like to drop in on a specific Leadership Fireside session outside of the course structure. Please fill out this Interest Form if you would like to visit a specific session, and we will send you the zoom link.

Firesides Highlights

Get a glimpse of the inspiring leaders that have joined us for Leadership Firesides in the past by listening to audio clips from the 2018 Firesides or view videos of previous Fireside speakers.

Hear inspiration through audio from the 2018 Firesides here

Do you have suggestions for Fireside speakers? Please tell us by emailing