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iLead: Leadership My Way

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

Spring 2020 iLead Update

Due to the campus response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, iLead will be transitioning into virtual programming. All iLead Workshops will be virtual for Spring 2020. We encourage students to continue to participate in our iLead program to complete the program and add to their communication and leadership development.


How to participate

  1. Register online.
  2. Download the schedule of workshops (PDF).
  3. Attend an iLead orientation during week 2 and collect your first stamp on your "iLead Stamp Card."
    • 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.
  4. Attend iLead workshops and collect stamps.
    • Collect 6 stamps to spell "LEADER" and receive a certification of completion.
    • Collect 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 22, 2020)

  1. If you have collected 6 stamps, email a picture of your completed stamp card to
  2. If you have collected 10 stamps, email a picture of your completed stamp card 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.
  3. Once your completion materials have been reviewed and your workshop attendance has been verified, a Program Coordinator 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 Zoom registration link below the workshop’s poster, on our Facebook page, and the schedule on our website.


Q: Can I accumulate my stamps until next quarter, Fall 2020?

A: No. Unfortunately. iLead is a one academic year-long program. For example, Fall 2019 to Spring 2020.

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

A: At the end of every workshop, we will provide a Google Form link via Zoom chatbox and you will have 10 minutes to fill in your information. The link will be closed after 10 minutes. You can choose to send a copy to yourself once you complete it. Our team will process the Google forms for each workshop and email each participant their digital iLead stamp.

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.