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Business Badger Badges is a cocurricular leadership program at the Wisconsin School of Business. This customizable program includes workshops, conferences, case competitions, and service days. You will earn digital badges to display on your LinkedIn profile or résumé to demonstrate expertise in an area of leadership.

Business Badger Badge

Why earn a Business Badger Badge?

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Communicate your interpersonal, collaborative, and critical thinking skills to employers.

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Gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
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Connect with students in group activities and grow team-building skills fit for the business world.

Work towards your UW–Madison Leadership Certificate

What is the Leadership Certificate?

The Leadership Certificate is a campus-wide credential for students who want to excel in leadership roles both inside and outside the classroom. You are encouraged to “double dip” by incorporating your Business Badger Badge experiences into the Leadership Certificate requirements.

Connect the badges to the certificate

  • Badge workshops and experiences can count towards the 100 hours of involvement required to earn the Leadership Certificate.
  • Badge reflection components are modeled after the Competency Essay requirement of the Leadership Certificate.
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Currently offered badges

Personal Leadership Styles Badge

Personal Leadership Styles

This badge helps you explore your leadership, strengths, and interpersonal styles while enhancing your ability to recognize and adapt to different styles of others. It builds off the introduction to leadership theories from the Personal and Professional Foundations of Business (PPFB) course.

Badge Criteria

  • Attend 3 ALC workshops from the Self-Awareness category
  • Attend 3 ALC workshops from the Interpersonal Communication category
  • Attend a Leadership Conference sponsored by the WSB Undergraduate Program
  • Submit a 2-3 sentence Personal Leadership Style Statement
  • Meet with a Student Life Staff Member to discuss your experiences and prepare for your reflection paper and personal leadership style statement
  • Submit a 2-pg Reflection Paper that articulates your strengths and areas of growth within the Self-Awareness and Interpersonal Communication competencies as defined by the UW-Madison Leadership Framework

Group Dynamics Badge

Group Dynamics

Today’s collaborative work environments need people who can manage teams and be good team members. Gain a deeper understanding of group dynamics and focus on competencies related to collaboration and supporting the learning and development of others. Learn to work well within a team structure, negotiate and manage conflict within a group, and build tools to develop and motivate others.

Badge Criteria

  • Attend 3 ALC workshops from the Fostering Bridge-Building and Collaboration category
  • Attend 3 ALC workshops from the Supporting Learning and Development of Others category
  • Participate in a Case Competition sponsored by the WSB and submit a 1-pg paper discussing the stages of Tuckman’s model of Group Dynamics that you observed within your case competition group
  • Meet with Student Life Staff Member to discuss your experiences and prepare for your reflection paper and group dynamics statement
  • Submit a 2-pg Reflection Paper that articulates your strengths and areas of growth within the Fostering Bridge-Building and Collaboration competency and Supporting Learning and Development competency as defined by the UW-Madison Leadership Framework
  • Submit a 4-5 sentence statement articulating your understanding of group dynamics, the type of team member you are, and methods to motivate others

Getting started

Sign up for an event

The Leadership Center offers workshops and other events throughout the academic year that meet requirements for the badges. When you sign-in to workshops or other experiences connected to a badge, your progress toward a badge is automatically tracked in Canvas. So check out our events and sign up for one today.

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View your progress in Canvas

Your progress towards achieving a badge is automatically tracked in Canvas. There is no timeline to complete a badge and there is no consequence for not completing a badge. You will also use Canvas to upload your reflection paper and final statement. Once a badge’s requirements are completed, you can download your badge from Canvas and add it to your LinkedIn page or résumé.

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Questions?

Contact the Accenture Leadership Center (ALC) with questions: alc@wsb.wisc.edu.

The ALC and other student organization offices are located in the Leadership and Involvement Student Lounge: Room 1250, Grainger Hall.