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Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Leadership Education

Cross-Cultural Leadership Program

CCLP brings approximately 15 students together as an annual cohort to explore the relationship between leadership and culture. Participants enjoy a hands-on training approach during a fall retreat and monthly seminars. The year concludes with a capstone experience in the spring. (Ongoing)

Experience Leadership Project

Each September, before fall quarter starts, we take off for a three-day retreat in the Cascade Mountains. Designed for incoming first-year students, the Experience Leadership Project gives new students a chance to develop a support network with CWU students, faculty, and staff; enhance their leadership skills; and, increase awareness of the resources available at CWU. Through activities such as team building exercises, interactive workshops, the challenge course, white water rafting, rock climbing, and the memorable night hike, participants are prepared to jump into life at Central. (Fall Quarter)

Leadership Conference

Leadership Conferences presents a day-long series of workshops designed to give students a variety of leadership tools. Facilitators include CWU faculty and staff as well as visiting scholars from other institutions.. While many of these facilitators have specialized practices focused within the four colleges of Central Washington University, each is looking to have any student take away valuable professional development skills from their workshop, regardless of major. (Spring Quarter)

Leadership Quest

A multi-stage leadership development program available for all CWU students. 2012-2013 workshop themes included: 1) Understanding My Leadership Style; 2) Facilitating the Success of Others; and, 3) Effecting Change. (Quarterly)

Leadership Workshops

Throughout the academic year, CLCE offers a variety of leadership workshops ranging in focus from leadership basics to conquering stress. Check back often for the workshops offered each quarter. (Ongoing)

Senior Summit

To support the transition of our graduating seniors from college into the next chapter, CLCE, Career Services and the Wildcat Shop will offer a one day retreat for all seniors expected to graduate this spring or summer. Participants will learn about leadership in organizations, regardless of one’s position or level as well as tips for networking, negotiating, mentoring, and managing finances. (Spring)

Women's Leadership Institute 

The CWU Women's Leadership Institute will utilize small group sessions and book studies on leadership development, as well as attend seminars with a variety of prominent women keynote speakers addressing a variety of topics. Students will have the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their knowledge of what women's leadership means through a spring quarter capstone project and presentation at SOURCE. This is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills, refine knowledge of individual rights and further empower a generation of inspired woman leaders. (Ongoing)

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