Women*s Initiative for Leadership Development (WILD) Workshops

Research from around the world has demonstrated that there is a relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership. Join us this fall to learn more about how you can assess your capacity and build emotional intelligence!

Book cover of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Save these dates for the Fall 2023 Workshop Series:

  • September 12, 7-8:30pm
  • September 19, 7-8:30pm
  • September 26, 7-8:30pm
  • October 3, 7-8:30pm
  • October 10, 7-8:30pm
  • October 17, 7-8:30pm
  • October 24, 7-8:30pm
  • November 8, 7-8:30pm
  • WILD CONFERENCE - November 12!  

This Fall, we're using the book Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students as the basis of our leadership workshop series. Descriptions of each session will be posted here and on our social media accounts. All workshops are held in 110 Student Services Building. All workshops are facilitated by the staff of Women*s Student Services. 


The underlying premise of the WILD Wednesday Leadership Development program is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development (as described in the second edition of the book “Leadership for a Better World” by Komives and Wagner and associates (2016). This accessible and student-friendly model is focused on the process of leadership and focuses on developing leaders through engaging in conversation about seven different “values.” The model posits that effective leadership for social change lies at the nexus of individual, group, and societal/community values (as depicted in the model). The MSU Mission and Statement on Diversity states that valuing inclusion benefits students by “enriching their learning experience and better preparing them to function as effective citizens.” The WILD Wednesday’s core value is citizenship for social change and transformative justice.

Read more: 

Komives, S. R., & Wagner, W. (Eds.). (2016). Leadership for a better world: Understanding the social change model of leadership development. John Wiley & Sons.

Owen, J. E. (2020). We are the Leaders We've Been Waiting for: Women and Leadership Development in College. Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Social Change Model
Conference photo

Interested in getting involved in the planning of WILD 2023?

Please email us at wss@msu.edu and we will be in touch soon!