Leadership Professional Development

Peer Leadership for Undergraduate Students

WISCIENCE Peer Leadership Program

This Student Peer Leadership program helps students develop leadership knowledge and skills through the personal and professional development of themselves and others.

| undergrad |

Exploring Discipline-Based Leadership & Mentoring – INTEGSCI 230

Students will build practical peer leadership and mentoring skills, while evaluating and reflecting on personal experiences among a group of peers who challenge and learn from each other as they explore leadership. Class activities are designed to develop critical thinking around student development issues and provide strategies for integrating discussions of diversity, ethics, social justice, community, and civic responsibility into leadership experiences.

| undergrad, credits 2 |

The Leadership in STEM Series are events designed to support WISCIENCE peer leaders and any interested students looking to enhance and/or grow their leadership skills.

All events below map to the Leadership Certificate Requirement Area: Trainings & Workshops. The connections to the Leadership Framework values, competencies, and outcomes are mapped below.  

Date  Offering  Description Values  Competencies  Learning Outcomes  

Session 1:  

Wednesday February 1st, 2:00-3:00pm 

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Session 2:  

Thursday, February 2nd, 9:30-10:30am 

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Exploring Your Identity: What Kind of Leader are You?

 

  • Explore models of leadership to determine what you connect with

 

  • Integrity 
  • Inclusive Engagement 
  • Self-Awareness 
  • Interpersonal Communication 
K: Understanding personal motivation and organizations responsibility to serve and how it relates to the collective effort 

A: Encouraging active, open, and honest communication  

K: Reflecting on personal beliefs, values, attitudes, privileges, and emotions that motivate and/or position oneself and others to take action  

Session 1: Monday February 21st, 11:00-12:00pm  

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Session 2: Wednesday February 22nd, 2:00-3:00pm  

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Emotional Intelligence: Understanding Yourself and Others  

  • Identifying Your Passions and Strengths  
  • Understanding Personal Character and Ethics 
  • The Riddle Scale: Attitudes Toward Differences 
  • Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity  

 

  • Integrity 
  • Inclusive Engagement  
  • Connection and Community 
  • Self-Awareness 
  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Context and Culture 

 

K: Understanding one’s own culture, context, privilege, and social identities and how they influence participation  

A: Recognizing and leveraging the value of multiple community perspectives in solving problems and creating change  

A: Openly acknowledging, centering and appreciating the contributions of other people, especially those from marginalized communities 

A: Understanding and valuing cultural differences 

Session 1:  

Wednesday March 22nd, 4:00-5:00pm 

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Session 2:  

Friday March 23rd, 10:00-11:00am  

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Facilitating Small Group Discussions 

 

  • Common Roles in Groups 
  • Working Groups vs. Teams 
  • Critical factors for team success  
  • Inclusive Engagement  
  • Connection and Community 
  • Integrity 
  • Decision-Making 
  • Learning and Development of Others  
  • Interpersonal Communication 
A: Helping the group stay focused on the common goal 

S: Developing the knowledge and practice of group facilitation  

A: Encouraging active, open, and honest communication  

S: Engaging a variety of individual and group communication strategies to elicit balance participation  

Session 1:  

Tuesday April 25th, 2:00-3:00pm 

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Session 2:  

Thursday April 27th, 3:00-4:00pm  

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Leadership Certificate Writing Session

 

Work on Competencies Essay, Positive Change Initiative, or Capstone Essay/Presentation   
  • Integrity  
  • Self-Awareness 
A: Prioritizing gathering and verifying information 

A: Focusing on self-reflection and learning