Leadership Development

"You can't lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself." —Gene Mauch


Learn. Experience. Act. Develop.

LEAD (Learn. Experience. Act. Develop.) is a first-year leadership program on campus for students interested in exploring their leadership potential, as well as making a positive social change in their community, whether on campus or off.

Once admitted into LEAD, participants will be given the chance to explore their strengths, values, and ideas about leadership in a new way that will prepare them for an ongoing service project in which they as a group will create and facilitate. Meetings will be held every other Wednesday at 6 pm from mid November-April.

LEAD is a great opportunity to discover ways to get involved on campus. The first 40 first year students to complete and submit their application will be admitted into the program. The participants will then be split into two groups of 20 to create a more productive learning environment.

LEAD is facilitated by Leadership Interns, Student Involvement staff, Residence Life Residence Assistants and Resident Life staff. During each session students will gain a unique perspective into their values, strengths, and goals. Participants will be required to attend the LEAD Retreat on November 11-13, and weekly meetings on Wednesdays starting at 6 p.m.

Why Participate in LEAD?

LEAD  is all about you! By participating in LEAD, you can:

  • Earn a co-curricular leadership certificate.
  • Meet other first year students on campus looking to make positive change at UWRF.

Intent Form

Please complete the our online Intent Form to ensure your spot in LEAD.

Applications for LEAD are due October 16 at 4:30 p.m.

There are limited spots available in this program. Completed intent forms will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first 40 first-year students will be admitted into the program and then split into two cohorts.



The following events will take place in the Lydecker Living Learning Center:

Event                                   Date                                  Time
(All) LEAD   Orientation         November 11,     2015         6-8pm
(All) LEAD Retreat                November 13-14, 2015        All Day & Overnight leaving at 4 pm Friday
(All) LEAD Meeting               December 2, 2015              6-8pm
(All) LEAD Meeting               January 27, 2016                6-8 pm
BRIDGE Planning Meeting     February 10, 2016              6-8pm
Opportunity Fair (optional)      February 10, 2016             10 am-2pm
BRIDGE Planning Meeting     February 24, 2016              6-8pm
TEDx Conference                  February 27, 2016              During the Day/Evening
(All) LEAD Meeting               March 9, 2016                    6-8pm
BRIDGE Planning Meeting    March 23, 2016                   6-8pm
BRIDGE Planning Meeting    April 6, 2016                       6-8pm
(All) LEAD Meeting               April 20, 2016                     6-8pm
BRIDGE Extravaganza          April 21,2016                      During the Day
LEAD Celebration                 April 27, 2016                     Evening event