Leadership Essentials Workshop Series


Build your foundational framework of leadership practices!

LEWS Topics

The Center for Leadership Learning’s Leadership Essentials Workshop Series (LEWS) aims to help students build their foundational framework of leadership practices. LEWS consists of topical workshops that are open to and free-of-charge for all undergraduate students; attendees are introduced to
leadership skills and given opportunities to practice applying them through interactive workshop activities.

Why Attend?

  • Strengthen your leadership skills and knowledge
  • Increase effectiveness within your jobs, student groups, programs, classes, and personal life
  • Build peer and mentor connections
  • Workshops are open and free of charge to all UC Davis undergraduate students

Nine workshop topics are offered, including foundational knowledge, self-awareness, communication, diversity dimensions, group development, conflict, balancing your plate, ethics & trust, and global perspectives.  Visit the links on the right to see our Workshop Calendar and to review full descriptions of each workshop topic.

Take just one, or as many as you would like to best address your interests and goals*!  Each will be offered multiple times throughout the year.

    *Six LEWS workshops are required as a prerequisite for the CLL Student Leadership Development Program (SLDP): Foundations of Leadership, Self-Awareness, Communication, Conflict Management, Dimensions of Diversity, and Group Development.

    New for 2018-2019: the CLL Rewards Program

    Stamp CardIn addition to all the benefits listed above, students can now receive rewards for attending LEWS workshops or Leader to Leader Speaker Series events!

    Pick up a rewards card at either of these types of events or by stopping by the CLL Office in 1350 The Grove. At the end of a LEWS workshop or speaker event, ask CLL staff to stamp your card.

    • The reward for 3 stamps is a CLL t-shirt
    • The reward for 5 stamps is a $10 Aggie Cash
    • The reward for 8 stamps is a $20 Bookstore gift card

    Cards come with one space already stamped!

    Please note, rewards cards are valid for the 2018-2019 Academic Year and CLL attendance policy requires you to arrive on time and stay for the entire duration of the event.


    The CLL strives to make our workshops and programs accessible to the undergraduate community. If you need accommodations, please email us.
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