Workshops

Designed by the llinois Leadership® Center (ILC), a variety of leadership development workshops are available to academic classes, Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and other student groups upon request.

These workshops are also available for individual students through our Workshop Wednesday Series. 

The curriculum for each workshop are built with learning outcomes focused on addressing the competencies from the Illinois Model of Leadership.

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All workshops are traditionally 60 minutes in length, highly experiential, and delivered by ILC trained facilitators. Like all ILC programs & services, these workshops are offered to Illinois students and groups for free.

At minimum, a $100 service fee per hour (including any prep work and presenting) is associated for all groups that are not primarily Illinois students. Please contact leadership@illinois.edu to request an estimate.

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Workshop Wednesday Series

On Wednesdays during the fall and spring semesters, the ILC offers a workshop series open to all Illinois students. Students can participate in any of the workshops whenever the workshop is being offered.

Workshop Wednesday topics and times will be released in mid-August for the fall 2021 semester. Sign up for our email list to receive the announcement!

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Workshop Descriptions

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CliftonStrengths for Student: Self-Discovery

This workshop is designed to help you understand your talents to improve your own self-efficacy and awareness, as well as to leverage your talents in your academic life and beyond. Prior to the workshop, participants must complete the CliftonStrengths assessment which generates your top five talent themes.

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Self-KnowledgeReflection

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Conflict Management

A common misconception is that conflict is always negative. However, in this workshop, we explore how conflict often arises, and how it can be used as an opportunity for change and greater understanding. We will help students assess their personal conflict management technique and learn strategies to build their conflict management skills. 

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Communication, Self-Knowledge, Relationship Management

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Empathy 

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand, affirm, and share the feelings of another. In this workshop, participants will engage in defining empathy for themselves, as well as how to assess and develop their empathy skills. Defining features of this workshop include completing an empathy inventory, engaging in discussion questions, and practice of active listening. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to make the key connections between empathy and leadership.

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Empathy, Openness, Relationship Management

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Global Learning & Leadership

In today’s world, learning how to work with a diverse set of people is essential to having success on a team. In this workshop, participants will identify where they fall on the eight culture scales and learn how the scales can be used to work productively on any diverse team.

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Self-Knowledge, Group Dynamics, Global Competence

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ILI: Illinois Leadership Inventory

In this workshop, you will learn more about the Illinois Model of Leadership and discover courses, events, and resources to enhance your leadership abilities through self-assessing your leadership skills using our online module. 

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Self-KnowledgeSelf-Management

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Personal Development: Self-Management

This workshop highlights the importance of self-management as a college student. Participants will summarize and discuss with peers how various systems of organization can contribute to reaching their goals accordingly. This session will provide training on how to create and prioritize strategic goals, as well as assessing when participants are burnt out by developing a burnout management plan. 

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Self-Management, Self-Knowledge, Reflection

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Servant Leadership

Anyone can be a leader – but what about a servant leader? Servant leaders are individuals who put others before themselves and assist their community in any way possible. In this workshop, students will define servant leadership for themselves and identify servant leadership resources within the Champaign-Urbana community. Additionally, students will analyze these resources on how they can contribute to increasing their own servant leadership skills.

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Service-Minded, Self-Knowledge, Common Purpose, Human Dignity

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Sustainable Leadership

Coming soon! 

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: TBA