Center Information

As we continue into the twenty first century, our organizations and communities face persistent, social, ecological, and economic challenges that call for a new type of leader. This new leader understands that these complex challenges at the organizational, local, regional, national and global levels, can only be met by creating and maintaining an environment where relationship building and collaboration flourish between and across diverse perspectives, experiences, individuals, and groups.

The Center for Inclusive and Engaged Leadership develops effective leaders through its Global Summit, workshops, idea exchanges and related resources. The Center helps individuals and groups gain the skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to collaborate effectively in on-going creation and renewal of their institutions and the communities they serve.

The Three Principles of Leadership are:

  1. The purpose of leadership is to create and sustain organizational and community well-being.
  2. Everyone is a leader in that we are all stakeholders and contributors to organizational and community well-being.
  3. Inclusive collaboration is a means to organizational and community well-being.

The Center for Inclusive and Engaged Leadership was established in September 2012 at the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Division of Continuing Education, Outreach, and E-Learning.