SLP Staff Sessions

SLP Staff Sessions are an interactive opportunity for colleagues across campus at UWM to engage in professional development around topics of student leadership development, hosted by the UWM Student Leadership Program. During each session, we will explore a different leadership theory or concept that can be used in our work with students, no matter their role. Our staff will do the homework of reading the book, sharing the models and key points, and providing you with a tangible activity or action item you can add to your professional tool box. These are also a great opportunity to network with colleagues and explore how you might infuse leadership development into your daily work.

We’d also be happy to conduct a session just for your staff. An SLP Staff Session would be perfect if you have a professional development day or staff retreat coming up for your office, or if you would like a speaker at your staff meeting. Please reach out to us at and we will customize an SLP Staff Session to fit your needs.

Fall 2017 Sessions

Session One: Student-Approved Team Builders 
Friday, November 10, 9:30-11 am in Union 280

Join us for a morning of team building, as we lead you through a variety of activities you can utilize with students and/or staff. All activities featured can be checked out via Student Involvement and are part of our Team Building Totes. We provide the materials and directions, you lead the rest! This is a great opportunity to add some new ideas to your facilitating tool kit!

Session Two: Leading Reflection Opportunities with Students
Tuesday, December 12, 11 am – noon in Union 260

Students are often tasked with the responsibility of balancing their time between coursework requirements, campus employment, student organizations, campus events, social media, family and friends and other commitments.   As educators it is our responsibility to build in time for students to pause and think critically about their co-curricular experience.  During this session on reflection we will:

  • review the factors that should be considered when designing reflective experiences
  • discuss the various forms of reflection, beyond the written essay, and how to determine which to incorporate into your work with students
  • provide time for participants to share reflective exercises they have successfully used