Ignite Leadership Institute

Explore your leadership style. Meet new friends. Gain confidence in your skills. Make a difference. Connect with others who want to make the world a better place.

The Ignite Leadership Institute is a five-part experience filled with hands-on activities that allow you to explore who you are as a leader, and gain skills and strategies that can be applied in your everyday lives. It concludes with a formal recognition at the Student Organization and Leadership Awards.

This six-week program is perfect for undergraduate seeking to explore leadership topics. No prior leadership experience needed, just an interest in growing as a leader! Participation is free for students.

What To Expect

Join us for the program and you will:

  • Explore your personal leadership style and guiding values, your role in leading others in a team setting, and serving your community.
  • Gain confidence to identify and seek out new leadership opportunities both on and off campus.
  • Connect with university staff who can serve as resources in the future.
  • Create meaningful personal relationships and build a sense of belonging in the campus community.
  • Develop a network of friends and fellow leaders on campus.

Your Ignite Leadership Institute experience will include:

  • Participation at the Ignite Leadership Institute Kickoff
  • Four weekly small-group leadership sessions with your Ignite Cluster and Ignite Coaches
  • An Ignite service event with fellow Ignite participants
  • Celebration of your program completion at the Ignite Closing Reception
  • An Ignite Workbook and Personal Reflection Guide to help you map out your leadership goals and next steps
  • An Ignite t-shirt

Fall 2017 Schedule

  • Spring Kickoff – Thursday, October 12
  • Cluster Session One – Week of October 16
  • Cluster Session Two – Week of October 23
  • Cluster Session Three – Week of October  30
  • Cluster Session Four – Week of November 6
  • Final Reflection and Program Assessment – Completed by November 13
  • Ignite Closing Reception – Wednesday, November 15

Ignite Participant Commitment

  1. Register for the program and identify an Ignite Cluster (small group) session weekly meeting you will attend.
  2. Attend all Ignite Cluster sessions.
  3. Participate in an Ignite Service Event, held throughout October and November.
  4. Complete a final reflection and assessment of the program.

How To Sign Up

Registration will open in August for Fall 2017.

Apply Here

Questions? Contact us at leadership-program@uwm.edu.