Leadership Development

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UW-Superior is committed to providing leadership development opportunities for all students. Authentic leadership is the basis for a variety of experience-based learning opportunities available to students. We offer programs designed to encourage students to create positive change by leading from personal conviction.

Whether you are new to leadership or have experience as a leader, we can get you started or add to what you already know about leadership.

Launching Leaders Program

Beginning in the Fall of 2019, students can participate in Launching Leaders, a newly revised leadership development program.

Earn a co-curricular leadership certificate while participating in a series of workshops, events, and experiences that will help you explore and enhance your leadership potential. Three different certificates are available to students that build off of each other.

#1: Pioneer Leadership Certificate

In this foundational program, you will learn leadership basics, discover your strengths, and develop your personal leadership identity.

Topics covered in this program may include:

  • Effective Leadership
  • Leadership Styles
  • Self-Assessment of Character Strengths
  • Personal Ethics & Values
  • Identity Development
  • Mindfulness & Well-Being

#2: Voyager Leadership Certificate

This program is all about group development and effectively leading in a team setting. You will learn about the importance of team building, group dynamics, and diversity and inclusion.

Topics covered in this program may include:

  • Group Dynamics
  • Teambuilding
  • Inclusive Environments
  • Running Effective Meetings
  • Motivating Others
  • Conflict Resolution

Participants at this level will be expected to participate in hands-on leadership experiences such as involvement in a student organization, committee, or community service.

#3: Apollo Leadership Certificate

This program will prepare you for transitioning to new leadership roles after graduation. In this program, you will build your professional portfolio and learn how to articulate and apply your leadership skills.

Topics covered in this program may include:

  • Presentation Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Resumes
  • Job Search and Interviews
  • Professionalism in the Workplace
  • Participants at this level will be expected to participate in hands-on career development experiences such as mock interviews, job fairs, and job shadowing