Ignite Leadership Institute

Explore your leadership style, participate in hands-on activities, and leave with connections to new UWM classmates.

How To Sign Up

During the pandemic, we have switched to a mostly virtual format, but students will still be able to develop relationships with their small group and a UWM staff member. We hope to have both in-person and virtual clusters for Fall 2021! Registration will be open in September.

What To Expect

Join us for Ignite and you will:

  • Connect how your values and life experiences play a role in leading others
  • Learn transferable skills to apply on-campus and beyond

Your Ignite experience will include:

  • Participation at the Ignite Kickoff
  • Four weekly small-group leadership sessions with your Ignite Cluster and Ignite Coaches
  • A 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 2021 Ignite Schedule

  • Kickoff – Wednesday, October 6 from 4:30-6:00 PM
  • “Leadership is Purposeful” Cluster Session – Week of October 10
  • “Leadership is Ethical” Cluster Session – Week of October 17
  • “Leadership is Inclusive” Cluster Session – Week of October 24
  • “Leadership is Empowering” Cluster Session – Week of November 24
  • Closing Reception – Wednesday, November 3 from 4:30-6:00 PM

Ignite Participant Commitment

  1. Register for the program and identify an Ignite Cluster (small group) session weekly meeting you will attend.
  2. Attend Ignite Kickoff, Closing, and all Cluster sessions.
  3. Complete a final reflection and assessment of the program.

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