University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Leadership Institute (LI)

The Leadership Institute (LI) is celebrating a very important milestone in fall 2018-2019, its 20th anniversary! We believe this coming year is a landmark year for us to be reflective, to look back, and to look forward, to assess and evaluate the program in depth. LI will be on a hold in 2018-2019 for us to engage in this reflective process. A restructured LI will be offered in fall 2019!

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The Leadership Institute: For Faculty, Staff, and Students and Community members.

The Leadership Institute is a unique opportunity for honing your personal leadership capacities to support the University’s strategic priorities and diversity goals by participating fully as a leader within your work or educational context. Launched in 1998, LI is a nine-month long initiative where participants engage weekly in a sustained dialogue within a learning community. Through facilitated small and large group dialogues, reflective writing, readings, videos, activities and exercises, participants hone their leadership capacities to effectively engage across multiple social identities (Gender, Class, Race/Ethnicity, Ability, Age, Sexual Orientation, etc.), and to build open, dynamic, and respectful working and learning environments for all.

LCICE sessions 2017

 Over the 9 months of LI, as a participant you can expect the following outcomes:
• To fully explore your, “spheres of influence” i.e. exploring how can you make a difference?
• To acquire tools and skills to help build inclusive working/teaching/living environments;
• To effectively interact and communicate across all human differences;
• To learn and practice ways of engaging with intercultural conflict;
• To build inclusive and equitable relationships across campus and the greater Madison community;
• And to develop confidence in your personal leadership style.

Small Group Meetings
You will be part of a group of approximately 10-12 participants, including group participant facilitators, who meet weekly for 2 hours on a Thursday, 10:30-12:30, in both mixed identity group and in an affinity group across race and ethnicity. The small group meeting location will be decided by the group.

Large Group Meetings
Periodically, all participants will gather as a large group for 3 hours. All large group meetings will be held on selected Thursdays from 10:30 – 1:30. During these large gatherings, we might hear a guest speaker, watch a video, or participate in an experiential activity. The dates and location for the large group meetings will be announced at the first gathering on September 7, 2017.

LCICE sessions 2017

LI Themes
Theme One: A Journey Together; A Journey Inward
Theme Two: Our Beliefs About Ourselves & Others
Theme Three: Multiple Perspectives on the Meaning of Work
Theme Four: Personal Meanings of Leadership

For some reflections of the impact of Leadership Institute by past participants, see select video and written Testimonials.

For more information about the program please contact:
Learning Communities for Institutional Change and Excellence (LCICE)
183 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI 53706