Husky Leadership Initiative

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  • What does leadership have to do with LEGOs?

    March 27, 2015

    Husky Leadership Initiative

    Amplify your impact with the skills you will learn at this year’s Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference. At Husky Spring Training you will find a slate of fun and relevant workshops to support your growth as a leader and, in turn, allow you to make a bigger difference in an area important to you. “Team…


  • Register for Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference

    February 26, 2015

    Husky Leadership Initiative

    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…


  • Call for Programs open for Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference

    February 18, 2015

    Husky Leadership Initiative

    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…


  • 25 student scholarships available to attend Citizen University 2015

    February 9, 2015

    Husky Leadership Initiative

    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,…


  • Winter brings an ardent lineup of Fireside speakers

    December 29, 2014

    Husky Leadership Initiative

    The Husky Leadership Initiative and Starbucks present the Winter 2015 Leadership Firesides, featuring diverse perspectives from an immigrant/refugee rights activist, sexual violence warrior, lieutenant general, poet, geologist, computer scientist and theologian. This popular speaker series is an ongoing opportunity for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, educational, corporate and…


  • Student leader snapshot: Chelsa Ayers

    October 29, 2014

    Husky Leadership Initiative

    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”…


  • Leadership Firesides: Storytelling and conversation with inspiring leaders

    October 20, 2014

    Husky Leadership Initiative

    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…


  • Now recruiting 2014-15 Husky Leadership Certificate cohort

    September 19, 2014

    Husky Leadership Initiative

    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

    September 19, 2014

    Husky Leadership Initiative

    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.


  • 2014 U Lead We Lead: Cultivating Leadership Speakers Announced

    September 15, 2014

    Husky Leadership Initiative

    The Husky Leadership Initiative is proud to present its annual kick-off event U Lead We Lead: Cultivating Leadership. On October 29, students and other members of the University community will dig into stories from local luminaries who will each share their story and perspective on leadership and call you to action. Registration details will be…