A variety of leadership development programs are offered in class, Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), or other group settings. These workshops are traditionally 60 minutes in length, are highly experiential, and are delivered by Illinois Leadership® Center trained facilitators. Like all Illinois Leadership Center programs & services, the workshop series is offered to student groups at no additional cost to them.

We currently offer the following workshops:

CliftonStrengths® for Students

This workshop is designed to help you understand your talents to improve your own self-efficacy, as well as those on your team/organization. Prior to the session participants complete the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment which generates your top five talent themes. Our facilitators help you understand your individual and team talents. These sessions can go for either 60 or 90 minutes.

The ILC can also facilitate a follow up session beyond the introduction for a more in-depth look at how your talent themes impact your team dynamics.

Communication Skills

This workshop is designed to help you understand different types of communication, your communication style, how to communicate more effectively as a group, and how to make lasting impressions using communication skills.

Conflict Management

In this workshop we make conflict much less scary and help you understand techniques to tackle difficult conversations.


In this workshop you will understand the importance of empathy and learn skills to enhance your personal empathy skills. At the conclusion, you will be able to apply empathy-developing strategies to future interactions with others.


This workshop is designed to help your group develop as a more effective team, learn strategies to work more efficiently, and understand errors of unsuccessful teams. 

Strategic Planning

This workshop will help to enable long-term organizational stability through goal setting, mission analysis, and visioning.


This workshop will help you understand the ins and outs of motivating others. Perfect for an organization looking to engage its members or a group of individuals thinking about how to energize themselves.

Alumni Workshops

This workshop features Illinois alumni who share life experiences, offer advice, and provide perspectives on various leadership experiences. These workshops are offered sporadically throughout the year. Check back on our homepage for announcements on upcoming alumni workshops.


To request a workshop for your class, project team, or organization fill out the following  Workshop Request Form. If you would like to learn more about a specific workshop or have general questions about the workshop series, please email