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Ignite Leadership Institute Participant Registration Spring 2018

Explore your leadership style. Meet new friends. Gain confidence in your skills. Make a difference. Connect with others who want to make the world a better place.

The Ignite Leadership Institute is a six-week experience filled with hands-on activities that allow you to explore who you are as a leader, and gain skills and strategies that can be applied in your everyday lives. It concludes with a formal recognition at the closing reception.

This program is perfect for undergraduate seeking to explore leadership topics. No prior leadership experience needed, just an interest in growing as a leader! Participation is free for students.

What To Expect

Join us for the program and you will:

  • Explore your personal leadership style and guiding values, your role in leading others in a team setting, and serving your community.
  • Gain confidence to identify and seek out new leadership opportunities both on and off campus.
  • Connect with university staff who can serve as resources in the future.
  • Create meaningful personal relationships and build a sense of belonging in the campus community.
  • Develop a network of friends and fellow leaders on campus.

Your Ignite Leadership Institute experience will include:

  • Participation at the Ignite Leadership Institute Kickoff
  • Three weekly small-group leadership sessions with your Ignite Cluster and Ignite Coach
  • An Ignite Cluster service project with fellow Ignite participants
  • Recognition for participation and program completion at the Closing Reception
  • An invitation to attend the Student Excellence Awards in April and be recognized with fellow Ignite graduates
  • An Ignite Workbook and Personal Reflection Guide to help you map out your leadership goals and next steps
  • An Ignite t-shirt to celebrate your completion of the program commitments

Spring 2018 Schedule

  • Ignite Registration Deadline - Thursday, February 15 at midnight
  • Ignite Kickoff – Thursday, March 1 from 4:30-7 pm in the Union Ballroom 
  • Cluster Session One – Week of March 5
  • Cluster Session Two – Week of March 12
  • Spring Break - No Ignite during week of March 19
  • Cluster Session Three - Week of March 26
  • Cluster Session Four - Week of April 2
  • Service Project, Final Reflection, and Program Assessment – Completed by April 6
  • Closing Reception - Tuesday, April 10 from 4:30-6 pm in the Union Fireside Lounge

Ignite Participant Commitment

  1. Register for the program and identify an Ignite Cluster (small group) session weekly meeting you will attend.
  2. Participate in Ignite Kickoff.
  3. Attend all four Ignite Cluster sessions
  4. Complete your Ignite service event. 
  5. Complete a final reflection and assessment of the program.
  6. Join your fellow Ignite members for the Ignite Closing Reception

How To Sign Up

Complete this registration form by February 15, 2018 at midnight. As part of your registration, you will select a weekly meeting time that works with your schedule. If you have questions in the meantime, reach out to leadership-program@uwm.edu.


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