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Leadership @ UW

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

Mission Statement

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.

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

Online Leadership Self-Assessment

The Online Leadership Assessment is a tool that allows individuals to identify leadership strengths and growth areas based on the UW- Madison Leadership Framework. Discover, Reflect, Grow.

La Fête de Leadership Recap

On March 2nd, 2023 we hosted La Fête de Leadership to highlight the leadership efforts on campus. The event included leadership programming and table displays by campus partners to promote leadership learning and networking.

Leveraging UW Research to Inform Student Leadership Development Webinar

Leadership @ UW hosted a webinar 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.

UW-Madison Students Score Highly on Leadership

A new study shows strong leadership outcomes for UW–Madison students, especially those who do community service or participate in student organizations. Our students scored as high or higher than peers at other colleges in the 2018 MSL.

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.

New Program Highlight: Badger Business Badges

Business Badger Badges is a co-curricular leadership program at the Wisconsin School of Business. This customizable program includes workshops, conferences, case competitions, and service days.