Student Employee Diversity Forum

Whether you are a current UW-Madison Student Employee or not, we all play a part in creating an inclusive Badger community for all. Join your peers in this thought-provoking forum which will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas while engaging in a variety of topics on diversity, identity and inclusion. The forum consists of a keynote address and 2 workshop session on Friday March 3rd, 2023. Students can attend any or any portion provided as part of the Diversity Forum. All sessions will take place in person at the Gordon Dining and Event Center and will be an hour in length.

MLK Symposium – An Evening with Benjamin Jealous

Join in community for an evening with Benjamin Jealous, a social entrepreneur, changemaker, and former NAACP president. Jealous will reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through the lens of his work as a civil rights leader, former investigative journalist, and educator.

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.

Languages Alumni Panel & Networking Event

Learn from UW-Madison language alumni working in a range of career industries about how their language studies have shaped their careers! Students will have the opportunity to network directly with panelists and gain insight into post-graduation opportunities related to their language skills and interests.

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.

Leading from Where You Are: A Workshop for Graduate Students

What does it mean to be a leader? At this event, you will learn how to tap into your own leadership potential, the difference between leadership and management, coalition building, the importance of “followership,” and how to lead from wherever you are. Cory Hamilton, Assistant Director of Leadership Development for the Center for Leadership and Involvement, will facilitate this interactive workshop.