Let’s Talk: Housing Justice with DaMontae January

This fall, the Willis L. Jones Leadership Center is excited to host speaker DaMontae January from Madison Community Cooperative and Casa del Rainbow in Madison. DaMontae is the Membership Coordinator for Madison Community Cooperative and has been in this position since 2020. Madison Community Cooperative is a non-profit housing cooperative that has over 200 members living in 11 different houses in downtown Madison. It’s mission includes being inclusive and accepting of all different groups and providing low-income residents with housing opportunities. Casa del Rainbow which strives to help young LGBTQ+ adults to be their authentic selves through community building and education. They offer young LGBTQ+ adults housing opportunities in Madison as well.

How to Manage Conflict

Join the Jones Leadership Center at Memorial Union on November 29th from 6:00p to 7:00pm to engage in interactive activities focusing on conflict. We will engage in activities that address a variety of conflict scenarios, discuss some of the pros and cons of conflict, discover personal conflict management styles, and apply positive conflict management strategies to real-life examples. 

How to Lead as an Ally

This program is FREE to all UW Students. It is an interactive seminar in which students learn about the importance of understanding the constructs and value of certain privileges, the characteristics of an ally, and the impact of certain privileges and how that impact defines us.

Engage Speaker Series: Steve Starkey with OutReach Madison

The Engage Leadership: Speaker Series is a comprehensive lecture and discussion series that brings leaders from the Madison area and beyond to speak about their experience with leadership and how to help others develop theirs. This fall, the Willis L. Jones Leadership Center is excited to host speaker Steve Starkey from OutReach Madison in an engaging presentation on advocacy and leadership in times of adversity.

How to be an Effective Communicator

This program is FREE to all UW Students. It is an interactive seminar in which students learn about the importance of effective communication in leadership. Develop skills to help you become a better leader and learn how to communicate effectively.

JLC: Validation Workshop

Learn about validation and how it can be applied to the development of yourself and others. Validation is the process of proving something is worthwhile. From a leadership perspective, validation is how we justify that …