Congratulations to all of the student leaders who were nominated to attend WILS 2023! It is a unique distinction to be recognized as one of only 200 sophomore leaders from Wisconsin and Upper Michigan who will represent their school at the annual seminar. Each of our student leaders was selected as their school’s sole representative for strong leadership skills and contributions in their school and community. This is a distinguished group that deserves to be honored and celebrated!
WILS 2023 will take place June 9-11 on the campus of Carroll University in Waukesha, WI. In recognition of our student leaders’ accomplishments, each nominee is provided a full sponsorship to attend the seminar. All costs for the seminar including housing, meals, and activities are covered by the sponsorship.
During the seminar student leaders will enjoy a unique learning experience designed to build their understanding and confidence in their personal leadership style, challenge their critical thinking skills and present different points of view on a variety of topics. Our seminar focuses on leadership development through our organization’s pillars of responsibility, service, inclusiveness and decision making. Students should plan to meet other outstanding young leaders and engage in fun, thoughtful discussions and activities. Activities include keynote speakers, small group discussions, hands-on personal exploration & leadership development activities and group team builders, personal reflection, service projects, interactive workshops & panels with community and industry leaders, and social activities in the evenings. Student leaders have the opportunity to interact with community leaders and 200 other student leaders from all over Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
After seminar student leaders are able to continue on their path of leadership development and community engagement through our alumni association. Our alumni association has a young leaders alumni association board of directors composed of young leaders from around the state who plan ongoing events throughout the state to volunteer in our communities, learn about local businesses, meet with local leaders, and continue to build upon the skills and networks they established at seminar. Our alumni award college scholarships, volunteer together, help plan future seminars, and build lifelong connections.