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Kimmel Student Involvement Center


Kimmel Student Involvment Center

Workshop Series

The Leadership Programs team in the Kimmel Student Involvement Center is actively working to provide quality leadership education and development initiatives in a virtual setting. Each week on this page, we will upload the next Leadership Lunch for you to view at your own pace. Here you will find the links associated with the first presentation, and below that is the schedule for the remainder of the semester. If you have any questions, please email

April 1: Leading Outside the Binary: Small Ways You Can Advocate for and Validate Trans and Gender Nonconfirming Individuals presented by Kasey Hohlt 


March 25: Women in STEM: Academia and the Workplace presented by Josie Smith

Remaining Spring 2020 Schedule

April 8:  Future-Focused Dialogue - Zilvia Montez

April 15:  Recognition Recon - Melinda Stitzel      

Leadership Lunches

This workshops series is open to all students and requires no RSVP, though free food is available in limited quantities. Each week, there is a new presenter and different topic. Presenters come from all walks of the SIUE community: faculty, staff, students, and community members. Students are encouraged to attend as many or few as their schedule allows. Below is a list of some of our most popular Leadership Lunches of the past few years:

  • Serving Your Community Through Conversation
  • The Importance of Mindfulness and Forgiveness
  • The Importance of Allyship
  • Emotional Intelligence: The Overlooked Key
  • Combating Systemic Injustices: "I'm Just One Person, What Can I Do?"
  • Creating a Group Vision
  • Communication: "OMG, that's so you!"

In October, for our Diversity Mini-Series, all 5 Leadership Lunches will relate back to topics of inclusion, justice, identity, and interpersonal connection.

In March, all 3 Leadership Lunches will focus on topics related to and particularly pertinent for women. Students of all identities are welcome to attend lunches during these mini-series. 

For the 2019-2020 academic year, Leadership Lunches will be Wednesdays at 12pm in SSC 0200. If you have any questions about Leadership Lunches, contact Leadership Programs Graduate Assistant, Brigid Aslin.


Leadership Evening Programs

Occasionally, the Kimmel Student Involvement Center will offer workshops during evening hours to accommodate different student schedules and topic interests. Currently, there are no scheduled evening programs for the 2019-2020 academic year. If you have any suggestions for evening programs, please contact Leadership Programs Graduate Assistant, Brigid Aslin.

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