The Wisconsin School of Business led the way as one of the first business schools in the nation to prioritize the development of leaders and create its own in-house leadership center. The Accenture Leadership Center (ALC) encourages students to develop and practice leadership skills by creating opportunities to learn, practice, and lead. Students graduate with greater confidence, effective leadership skills, and an enhanced ability to inspire themselves and others.

The Accenture Leadership Center offers a variety of leadership activities, classes, and workshops.

LeaderShape Institute

LeaderShape Institute is a six-day, summer leadership training hosted by the ALC and designed to help students “lead with integrity.” The interactive program incorporates large and small group discussions, team-building exercises, and leadership activities.

During LeaderShape Institute, students form strong bonds with their peers and have the opportunity to network with faculty, staff, and business professionals. This transformative experience invites students to build their leadership capacity and explore their values, preparing them to lead with purpose in their organizations and communities.

Case Competitions

Case competitions give students the opportunity to test their skills using potential real-life business situations. Working in teams, students analyze a business case and prepare a proposed solution within a given timeframe. Finally, each team presents its ideas to a panel of judges.

Case competitions through the Accenture Leadership Center are designed to foster teamwork and collaboration, while affording each student an opportunity to practice effective leadership. Participation in case competitions teaches students skills that are essential to problem-solving in the workplace.

Workshops and Speaker Series

The Accenture Leadership Center offers a variety of interactive workshops aimed at building better leaders. The center invites University of Wisconsin–Madison alumni and other business leaders to campus to lead some of these workshops and network with students. Workshops are offered on topics such as group dynamics, conflict management, giving and receiving feedback, and leading with integrity.

Leadership Certificate

A Leadership Certificate from the Accenture Leadership Center is an excellent way to document your leadership experience and differentiate yourself so that you can stand out to employers.

To be awarded the Leadership Certificate, students must participate in a specified list of activities, including leadership coursework, community service, ALC workshops, experiential learning opportunities, and more. Each applicant must also complete a capstone paper and presentation in which they assess their self-growth as a leader.

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