Leadership Development

IME’s goal is to support and inspire our current student union and affinity group leadership to continue building community but to also spark conversation and push for a more socially just and inclusive Lewis & Clark community. This series of student leadership development workshops are custom for leaders in current student unions/ affinity groups but also for students interested in better developing their own personal professional development through an equity lens. 


Benefits of Participation

  • Strengthen your own leadership skills and practices 
  • Improve the efficacy and continuity of your student union/ affinity group 
  • Integrate new equity focused practices into your organization & leadership
  • Collaborate and meet with other student leaders 
  • Free dinner 


Spring 2020 Schedule 


FULL - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

Leadership Who? Developing your leadership ethos

What does it mean to be a leader and who gets to decide that you’ve become a leader?  This interactive seminar will use “No Doze Leadership” and help you focus on diving deeper into your own personal leadership style to better create change within your organization while being mindful of personal cultural practices. 

RSVP Deadline Monday, February 3

Monday, March 9th, 2020 | 5-6 pm

We Got Beef: Effective Strategies for Conflict Mediation

Social justice advocacy can be rewarding but that doesn’t mean inter/intra relationships don’t sometimes hit some rocky points within our own student organizations. This workshop will give you ways to better solve issues within your organization and helps you not only overcome the roadblocks but also build a more cohesive and stronger team. Conflict isn’t so bad after-all. 


Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 5-6 pm 

Disability Justice: Engaging Ability Status and Leadership

A term originating from disabled women of color, including activist Patty Berne, Mia Mingus and Stacy Milbern, they sought out to challenge the oppressive norms of ableism in further advocating for the inclusion of people with both visible and invisible disabilities. This workshop will help engage student leaders to become better advocates for thinking about the ways that ableism has appeared and continues to manifest within our organizations. 

RSVP Deadline: Monday, April 6th

Location: Thayer (Templeton)  
Dinner provided to registered participants


Questions? Contact Pedro Ramos at pramos@lclark.edu