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iLead: Leadership My Way

Leadership workshop / iLead workshop at UC San Diego's Center for Student Involvement, Communication and Leadership

About iLead

iLead is a drop-in workshop program that provides students the flexibility to choose workshop sessions on various communication and leadership topics that align with your individual interests and schedule.

Receive a stamp for each session you attend; 6 stamps earn you a certificate of completion and 10 stamps earn you validation on your Co-Curricular Record! Your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) will be updated upon completion of the program.

You can use your CCR to help demonstrate to employers, graduate/ professional programs, and for awards the competencies and skills you gained through your experience.


Due to the campus response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all iLead Workshops will be virtual for the 2020-2021 academic year. We encourage students to participate in our iLead program to develop and expand their communication and leadership skills.

How to participate

  1. Register online.
  2. Join the iLead Google Classroom (Code: ix477ae) using your UCSD email account.
  3. View the schedule of workshops and register for each workshop.
  4. Attend an iLead orientation during week 2 and earn your first stamp.
    • Note: You only need to attend one iLead orientation during any quarter throughout the academic year. Your participation in iLead Orientation is highly recommended as it will greatly enhance your experience in the program.
  5. Attend iLead workshops and earn stamps.
    • Earn 6 stamps to spell "LEADER" and receive a certification of completion.
    • Earn 10 stamps to spell "LEADERSHIP" and submit a one-page written reflection to receive a certificate of completion and validation on your Co-Curricular Record.

Completing the program (due May 31, 2021)

  1. Visit the iLead Google Classroom and answer the “Complete the Program” assignments:
  2. If you have earned at least collected 6 stamps, provide the number of stamps that you’ve earned to obtain a certificate of completion.
  3. If you have earned collected 10 or more stamps, provide the number of stamps that you’ve earned to obtain a certificate of completion and a one-page typed reflection answering the following questions:
    • In the context of iLead's Learning Outcomes (PDF), how has your participation in iLead contributed to your own understanding of your talents, values, and interests as they relate to leadership?
    • How will you continue to develop and apply your communication and leadership skills to facilitate positive social change at UC San Diego or in the community?
    • Your reflection must be double-spaced, 12-point font (Times New Roman or Arial), with 1-inch margins.
  4. If you are eligible to receive CCR validation, please log-in to to activate your Co-Curricular Record.
  5. Submitted completion materials will be reviewed on or before the end of the quarter. Certificates and CCR validation will be provided on a quarterly basis. Once your completion materials have been reviewed and your workshop attendance has been verified, a C&L team member will notify you of your completion of the program. At that time, you will receive an electronic certificate of completion (and if you collected all 10 stamps, validation on your Co-Curricular Record).


Q: Which platform are we using for Virtual iLead workshops?

A: We are using Zoom to deliver the workshops. Students are encouraged to activate their Zoom accounts via their UCSD email to be able to register for each virtual iLead workshop.


Q: Do I need to attend all of the iLead workshops to complete the program?

A: No. You can attend any session that aligns with your interests and schedule.


Q: I filled out the Google Form on the website to register for the program, but I don’t see any link to join the workshops.

A: You will need to register the workshops you wish to attend separately. You can find the workshop Zoom registration links on our iLead schedule, in the iLead Google Classroom Calendar, and on our Facebook page.


Q:  Can I roll-over any stamps from the last academic year to this academic year? Can I accumulate my stamps until next quarter, Fall 2021?

A: No. Unfortunately. iLead is a one academic year-long program. For example, Fall 2020 to Spring 2021.

Q: How should I keep track of my stamps and attendance since it is now virtual?

A: Participants who were  present for the full duration of their iLead workshop will receive an email as confirmation of their at the end of their iLead stamp. For workshops taking place Friday-Thursday, virtual stamp emails will be sent out each Friday following the workshop.

Q: I couldn't join the workshop. Why does it say the meeting is locked?

A: Out of respect for our iLead presenters and participants, we ask you to please be on time and stay for the full duration of the workshop to receive your digital stamp. We lock the meeting room after 10 minutes of the start time. We believe student learning and growth is valuable and being able to attend the full workshop allows for the most enriching experience.  

Q: Why do some workshops on the schedule say "join" and others say "register?" I thought I needed to register for individual workshops to get a stamp. Some workshops do not allow me to register because they link directly to the Zoom meetings.

A: Some of the iLead workshops are hosted by other departments, so you will just join without needing to register through us. There will be a C&L team member to introduce the workshop as part of our iLead program and to give the attendance Google From at the end.

Questions? Email CSI-Communication and Leadership, or call (858) 534-0501.