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Winter Leadership Seminars

The Winter Leadership Seminars are a series of 1.3 units winter quarter seminars for those desiring to continue their leadership growth.  Seminars are created to: critically engage in conversations about how personal identity affects and shapes one’s leadership qualities; acquire new skill; and prepare to take action against social injustices. Registration begins during assigned class registration period of fall for winter quarter.

For general questions, please contact the Cross-Cultural Center Director, Jade Agua at jagua [at] uci [dot] edu.

Identity Exploration Series (Winter 2016)

Winter Leadership Seminars will resume in Winter 2017.

Please join us on February 4th, 11th, and 18th from 1 PM - 2:30 PM in the CCC Ring Room for the Identity Exploration Series!

Identity Exploration Series 2016

Identity Development Leadership Seminars (Winter 2015) 1.3 Units

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Identity Development Leadership Seminars (Winter 2014) 1.3 Units

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Identity Development Leadership Seminars (Spring 2012) 1.3 Units

African Americans and Leadership: the Challenge to Lead     Wednesdays (12-1:20pm)      CCC Board Room
Instructor: Tamara Storey, MSW, LSW             Email: tamara.storey [at] uci [dot] edu

This African American and Leadership course will take up the skill set that a talented leader possess and how the intersection of race, gender  and class impact African Americans becoming leaders and remaining leaders.  We will analyze leadership tasks and accountability, power and decision making, leadership styles and  climate dilemmas.  We will discuss individuals who rose in leadership roles and those who have not gained their initial promise of leadership power. Using historically significant readings, current conversations and specific research, we will discuss ideas that make a good leader and how does history play into how we see African Americans in leadership roles and those trying to attain leadership roles. 

Asian American Leadership Seminar           Wednesdays (2-3:20pm)    CCC Board Room
Instructor: Daniel Park                                      Email: danielkp [at] uci [dot] edu

This seminar will rely upon a community of learners to critically examine the intersectionality of race/ethnicity, class, and culture and its relationship to concepts of leadership and social change.  We will discuss sociopolitical issues that affect the Asian Pacific American (APA) community, cultural values and their impact on leadership and communication styles, racial/ethnic identity development, issues facing APA students in K-12 and higher education, and tools to create social change. Seminar meetings will require active participation during discussions and group activities. We will also have a few guest speakers to present on diverse topics that impact the APA community.

Chicano/Latino Leadership Seminar              Mondays (1:30-2:50pm)     CCC Board Room
Instructor: Jose Luis Ramirez                             Email: jose.ramirez [at] uci [dot] edu

The purpose of this seminar is to promote leadership development for emerging student leaders through a Chicano/Latino context. The seminar will rely upon our community of engaged learners and leaders to critically examine issues of race, ethnicity, culture and its relationship to concepts of leadership and social change. We will examine the history of Chicano/Latinos in the US education system and how their structures serve to impede or facilitate entrance into post-secondary institutions.

Student Leadership and Social Justice          Thursdays (12-1:20pm)     CCC Board Room  FULL--no longer taking students
Instructor: Denice Velez                                      Email: dvelez [at] uci [dot] edu and

In order to begin to create an equitable and just world, this seminar will focus on skill-building.  Some of the skills you will learn are: critically reflecting and analyzing; communicating to empower; acknowledging difference and being a progressive advocate; and transformative messaging.  The skills you will gain are framed in the context of the social change model of leadership.  The model focuses on the leader as a change agent and leadership as a collaborative effort to effect positive social change.  In this seminar we will use the three levels of change from the social change model: 1) individual 2) group 3) community/society.

Interfaith Dialogue & Community Service (Fall 2011)

This course is intended to be a companion to the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge program at UCI. It is focused around Alexander and Helen Astin’s book, Cultivating the Spirit: How College Can Enhance Students’ Lives and will feature group discussions of the book, as well as guest speakers and programmatic development for the student-led interfaith community service initiative. Students will work as a group to develop strong lines of communication with each other and will together develop strategies to build interfaith networks both on the campus and in their off-campus communities. The focus will be on fostering personal leadership and on developing constructive ways of negotiating differences that arise from religious differences, including between those who identify as agnostic and atheist.