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     Catalyst™ is great entry into the LeaderShape® community. It is a one-day program focused on learning to develop your own authentic path, connect to groups and causes you care about, and commit to a plan to be a catalyst for yourself and the groups you’re part of.

    You’ll consider powerful questions that move you towards action: Am I on the right path? Who do I want to be? How can I connect with other like-minded individuals? In small-group dialogue, large group interaction, and personal reflection, you’ll learn alongside others who also want to start something extraordinary.

    This session of Catalyst™ is exclusively for UWL first-year students and we want you to participate! Through activities and reflection, you’ll learn ways to be the most effective person in all parts of your life, while forging relationships with other first-year students on campus!

    Catalyst™ will take place September 10, 2016 from 9:00am-4:00pm and is free for students!

    You can nominate yourself for this program through the link below.

    Self-Nominations for the 2016 Catalyst

    The LeaderShape Institute

    The LeaderShape® Institute at UW-La Crosse will occur from March 10th -15th, 2017. Since its inception in 1986, The LeaderShape® Institute has developed an international reputation as one of the premier leadership development programs for young adults. More than 50,000 young people from colleges, universities, corporations, and organizations across the United States and around the world have graduated from this program.

    The LeaderShape® Institute™ challenges participants to lead with integrity™ while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be.

    Dynamic, challenging, and exciting, the week is intended to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants—benefiting them individually, as well as their respective communities and the organizations they will go on to lead and serve in the future
    (LeaderShape® Incorportated).

    Self-Nominations for the 2017 UW-L LeaderShape Institute Coming Soon!

    For questions regarding this self-nominations process, please email Jaralee Richter ,
    Minimum Qualifications/Criteria to Attend:

    • Be able to attend the entire LeaderShape Institute: March 10th -15th, 2017 at Sugar Creek Camp.
    • Be enrolled at UW-L and be in La Crosse from August 2017- May 2018 following the LeaderShape Institute.
    • Be in good academic standing with UW-La Crosse (a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher).
    • Be able to submit a $25.00 deposit to the University Centers Office, 212 Cartwright Center by January 31, 2017, to hold a place to attend this institute. This deposit will be refunded upon graduation from The LeaderShape Institute.


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    Eagle Roundtable

    Eagle Round Table is an event that allows emerging student leaders from across campus to attend an open forum to ask questions and discuss campus events, issues, and concerns with Chancellor Joe Gow. This event provides an opportunity to recognize student leaders and allow their voices to be heard by the senior administration on campus. Faculty and staff are selected from areas around campus to speak and socialize with students in a business casual banquet setting with hors d’oeuvres.

    Students are nominated by faculty and staff members as well as through student organizations to attend Eagle Roundtable. In addition, the Center for Leadership, Involvement, and Graphics encourages students to self-nominate by sending us an email at


    StrengthsQuest is a national program by Gallup that encourages students to learn about their personal strengths and how they can use their strengths effectively individual and team settings. This event supplies students with a FREE code to take the online StrengthsQuest test tool and also gives students a chance to ask questions to a trained professional about their strengths. Students are taught how to apply their knowledge about their strengths to their personal lives, employment, and professional career. More information about StrengthsQuest can be found on this website: