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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 open to all UC San Diego students. We offer a new schedule of workshops every quarter where students have the flexibility to choose sessions on topics that align with their interests and availability. Our workshops are facilitated by the Communication & Leadership team and various staff from different departments across campus. Some workshop topics include: identifying values, facilitating EDI conversations, leading effective meetings, public speaking, and self advocacy. 

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.


  • iLead Orientations occur every quarter during Week 2 
  • Workshops are hosted between Weeks 3 – 8 
  • All workshops include interactive content and activities
  • We offer both in-person and virtual workshops



Winter 2023

iLead Winter 2023

Check out our iLead Winter 2023 Workshop Schedule! We are offering 49 new workshops this quarter and hope to see you soon!

Workshop Schedule

How to participate

      1. Sign in using your UCSD student email address.

  • Register for the iLead Program by joining the iLead Google Classroom (Code: m6glg6g) using your UC San Diego email account.
      1. JSOE and Health Science graduate/professional students please email if you are experiencing issues with joining the iLead Google Classroom.

  • Registered iLead participants' emails will be added to our weekly e-newsletter listserv.Visit the iLead Schedule of Workshops to view the current schedule of workshops!
      1. Register via Zoom for virtual workshops.
      2. In-person workshops are first come, first serve.

  • Attend an iLead Orientation during Week 2 and earn your first stamp.
    1. Earn six (6) stamps to spell L-E-A-D-E-R for a certificate. 
    2. Earn ten (10) stamps to spell L-E-A-D-E-R-S-H-I-P and receive validation on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR) and a certificate.

Register for iLead to receive the weekly iLead e-newsletter for updated information as workshops may be subject to change.


For more information: visit or email 

Completing the program (due May 31, 2023)

  1. Visit the iLead Google Classroom and answer the “Complete the Program” assignments by May 31, 2023.

  2. If you have earned at least 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:  Can I roll-over any stamps from the last academic year to this academic year? Can I accumulate my stamps until next quarter, Fall 2023?

A: No. Unfortunately, iLead is a one academic year-long program. For example, Fall 2022 to Spring 2023.


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

A: At the moment, participants who were present for the full duration of their iLead workshop will receive an iLead stamp email confirmation. 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 will keep track of the attendance of participants.

Questions? Please email Thank you!