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Leadership @ UW

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a rich history of developing engaged citizens in an ever-changing society. This is not coincidental, but a natural outgrowth of our university’s culture and mission.

Leadership development is taking place across our campus in organizations, programs, and courses. By connecting people and opportunities, Leadership @ UW supports our great University of Wisconsin in its tradition of promoting leadership for positive change on campus, across our state, and throughout the world.


Promotes the UW-Madison Leadership Framework, a shared understanding of leadership inspired by the Wisconsin Idea, that honors new and existing practices.

Your Lasting Impact

Leadership @ UW brings together programs, academic courses, trainings, and workshops around the UW-Madison Leadership Framework, making it easier for individuals and organizations to develop leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities.

You can help create brand new programs to benefit students, faculty and staff on campus. Your contribution will leave a footprint with a lasting impact.

News & Updates

Leveraging UW Research to Inform Student Leadership Development Webinar

Leadership @ UW is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, August 12th from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm CDT to talk with a panel of UW leaders and scholars to learn more about UW’s participation in the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL)  and how the study results can be applied to our work with students.  Click here for more information and to register for this online event.

Engaged Leaders through Employment

The Center for Leadership & Involvement and the Office of Student Financial Aid developed this program to consult and support employers to create and maintain leadership development within the student employee experience. This program seeks to intentionally uplift their leadership development efforts. For more information about this program, please email leadership@wisc.edu

School of Business

The Business Badger Badges is a leadership opportunity for undergraduate students in the School of Business with workshops, experiences, and reflection opportunities. The badges represent competencies students have achieved. Leadership @ UW has worked with the School of Business to align portions of the Leadership Framework so students in this program can also complete hours toward the Leadership Certificate. For more information about this program, visit The Wisconsin School of Business or email leadership@wisc.edu