CoffeeTalks are an opportunity for caffeine, connection, and conversation across the Leadership Minor community. Held three times each semester, CoffeeTalks give students an opportunity to build community with one another outside of the classroom and connect with students that they otherwise would not have met.

Previous CoffeeTalks have facilitated meaningful conversations around concepts such as Power, Empathy, Laughter, Passion & Purpose, Relationships, Identity, and Alter Egos and have challenged students to explore these concepts in relation to leadership and their own lives.

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“I always looked forward to Coffee Talks and left feeling positive, happy, motivated and inspired. It is touching to see all the students who’ve shown up to engage in the talks, to hear their stories and their journeys. It reminds me of how big of a movement there is behind leadership here at the university. There is so much energy and positivity at these events. At coffee talks I know that I’m with people who value leadership as much as I do and that the students and staff there support me in my leadership journey. It strengthens my leadership skills and involvement every time. Being in the leadership minor program at the U is the best decision I’ve made. I love it, and the people in it.” -Kaity Hagen

Spring 2017 CoffeeTalk Series Topics

  • Minimalism (Feb. 22, 2017)
  • Resistance (March 30, 2017)
  • Social Media (April 19, 2017)

Fall 2016 CoffeeTalk Series Topics

  • Gender
  • Power & Privilege
  • Documentary Screening & Discussion of The 13th

Previous CoffeeTalk Series Topics:

  • Vision
  • Masculinity
  • Queering Leadership
  • Alter Egos
  • Responsibility
  • Stereotypes
  • Unwritten Rules
  • Relationships
  • Power
  • Passion & Purpose
  • Empathy
  • Creativity