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Office of Leadership, Service and Career

The Bobcat Leadership Seminar Fall 2020 Sessions Are Now Open!

September 3, 2020

The Bobcat Leadership Seminar (BLS) is great for students interested in learning more exploring their identities and leaders and getting more involved in leadership at UC Merced and beyond. We welcome all students, whether you are continuing your leadership journey, or you've just begun! 

BLS consists of 4 one-hour workshops.

Times and dates are listed in the registration form below. 

Questions? Reach out to us at

Workshop 1: Introduction to Leadership & Exploring Your Identity

Workshop 2: Define Your Leadership Journey

Workshop 3: Leadership Skills

Workshop 4: Next Steps: Create Your Leadership Plan. 

What will I do in this program?

In this program, you will explore how your identity and your potential leadership style(s).

You will reflect on the following questions: "Who I am? What impact may I want to make in this world? How do I want to engage in leadership?" 

You will identify the specific leadership skills that are your strengths & the leadership skills you will work to improve while at UC Merced.

You will create a personalized plan for the next steps in your leadership journey. 

Who can register?

This program is open to all UC Merced students! All students are welcomed and encouraged you to register! 

We also offer specific sessions for transfer students and first-year students. 

See program dates below to see which session you'd like to register for.

What should I expect?

Each workshop is facilitated either by Jess Évora or Jacob Croasdale of The Souza Leadership Center. Our student staff also assist in facilitating. We like to create a friendly, welcoming environment. So, get comfortable, log onto Zoom through your laptop or phone, and bring your authentic selves.

Upcoming Sessions!

First-Year Bobcat Leadership Seminar (for First-Year Students) | Fridays 1:30 – 2:30p | Sept. 11, 18, Oct. 2, 9 ( No session - Fri Sept. 25th)

Transfer Bobcat Leadership Semianr (for new & continuing Transfer Students) |   Wednesdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm   Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov 4

Bobcat Leadership Seminar (open to ALL students: 1st-Year, Transfer, Continuing, Graduate Students, ALL students) | Tues 5:30 – 6:30p | Nov. 3,10,17, 24

Visit our program page for more informaiton and to register!