Learn more about yourself and your leadership values, as well as how to be successful in school and campus life at WSU. Cougs Lead participants are required to attend at least 7 workshops and special speaker events (details TBD) to complete the program. Cougs Lead workshops aim to include a high level of engagement and participation in their presentations. No workshops will run through school holidays or vacations. Specific dates and additional details are shared on the program Team's page, with regular communication and updates throughout the program.

Spring 2024 Schedule

Spring workshops will take place on Mondays from 4:15-5:30 p.m. (CUE 318) starting January 22 through April 8, 2024.

Cougs Lead Orientation Event

Sunday, January 21, 2024 (Time and Location TBD)

You and your cohort will get to know each other, both individually and as a group. We will talk about program expectations, time commitments, and answer your questions. Orientation is also a lot of fun! We'll enjoy some fun activities together and a delicious (free!) lunch.

Week 1: Leadership Styles + What Kind of a Leader are You?

January 22

There are numerous leadership styles found within each society. Not one style is the best. Rather, each style has its own strengths and weaknesses. You will find a leadership style that feels authentic to you as a leader.

Week 2: Service, Empathy, and Leadership Styles

January 29

Learn from the Center from Civic Engagement how impactful service-oriented leaders are and take part in a community project together.  

Week 3: Event Planning

February 5

Most student organizations on campus plan their own events, from catering to room reservations. In this session, we will give you the tools for success that will help you host events for your fellow students to enjoy!

Week 4: Facilitation Training

February 12

Group exercises can be a phenomenal way to unite those you lead regardless of the size of the group! These workshops are unique as they will be built specifically around our participants' experience and knowledge of facilitating.

Week 5: Conflict Management

February 26

Regardless of size, all organizations deal with conflict internally and externally. Through intentionality, anyone can successfully address these conflicts. Learn how to lead at the most crucial times!

Leadership Keynote: Ebone Bell

Diversity Without Tokenizing

February 27 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Dive into the difference between "intention" and "intentional" when it comes to emphasizing diversity and maintaining authenticity.

Week 6: “Get Involved” Student Panel

March 4

This is a special extended workshop where a panel of student leaders from across campus will present potential next steps for getting involved in leadership roles. Panelists will describe their positions and how to apply (including important application deadlines). Food will be provided!

Week 7: Power and Privilege

March 18

In this interactive workshop, participants have an opportunity to explore their own identities, including unique individual characteristics and social identities. We will discuss how beliefs, values, expectations, and perceptions are shaped.

Week 8: Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Training

March 25

Description coming soon.

Leadership Keynote: Saul Flores

Walk of the Immigrants

March 27 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Learn about Saul's experience completing the Walk of the Immigrants and create a deeper understanding of the struggles, hardships, joy, and hope that immigrants experience in their journey.

Week 9: What Allyship Looks Like

April 1

Description coming soon.

Week 10: Life Design

April 8

Thinking like a designer can be a groundbreaking way to think about your life! With this new perspective, you can focus on what really matters to you when establishing short and long-term goals.

Week 11: Passion

April 15

You cannot truly be passionate about everything you do, but with intentionality, you can lead a more fulfilling life by incorporating your passions where you can.

Closing Ceremony Celebration

April 18 | 5-6:30 p.m.

Celebrate your program completion together!