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.

Session One: The Student Leadership Challenge
Thursday, September 22
3-4 pm in Union 250

The Student Leadership Challenge is about how student leaders mobilize others to want to get extraordinary things done. James Kouzes and Barry Posner developed The Student Leadership Challenge after conducting a twenty-five year research project on what leaders at all levels, from students to CEOs, did when they were at their “personal best” in leading others. In this session we will explore the Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders, the Student Leadership Practices Inventory, and how you can utilize the Personal Best Leadership Activity and the Student Leadership Challenge within your work.