Fall UChicago LEADS Programs

Rhys and Kartik,

I’m writing with updates about two leadership development programs being offered this fall quarter that tend to be well attended with our grad student populations. I hope that you’ll pass along to PSD students who may be interested in participating. If you have any questions please let me know!

Women’s Leadership Book Club

Join us for our quarterly Women’s Leadership Book Club! Each quarter, we read and discuss a book that addresses issues pertaining to women’s leadership. The program is open to ALL UChicago community members, regardless of gender identity.

This quarter, we are reading Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu. To get your copy of the book, we ask that you pick up the book from our offices in Reynolds Club 016 and provide a $10 deposit (cash or check) that we then return at the meeting.

Our meeting will be October 25 from 12-1pm in the South Lounge of the Reynolds Club. Lunch will be available for all participants. Please email any dietary restrictions or questions to Casey Talbot, ctalbot@uchicago.edu.

Modus Vivendi Society Conclave

Applications are open now for the next Modus Vivendi Society overnight program – the Conclave, scheduled for November 3 & 4.

We encourage you to take a weekend away from campus to participate in interactive activities and small group discussions about working with others to create positive change in your community. Many previous participants share that the opportunity to meet others from throughout the university community is part of what makes the experience so meaningful.

97% of our members would recommend participating in a Modus Vivendi overnight and have described the program as “an amazing experience that should be a part of every degree”.

Modus Vivendi Society programs are offered at no cost to attendees and include transportation off campus to our overnight location, accommodations, and meals. This program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, offering a unique opportunity to meet people from throughout our university.

More information about the Modus Vivendi Society and a link to apply can be found here: https://leadership.uchicago.edu/page/modus-vivendi-society. Applications are due by 11:59pm on Monday, October 22.

Applications for new members consist of a few short answer questions including:

  • What does it mean to be a citizen of the UChicago community?
  • How does your identity relate to how you experience the world?
  • What change would you like to see in the world?
  • What are you hoping to gain from this experience?

If you have any questions, please email Carrie at groganc@uchicago.edu.


Carrie Grogan | M.Ed
Assistant Director, Student Leadership Development
Center for Leadership and Involvement
Campus and Student Life, University of Chicago
5706 S. University Avenue, Reynolds Club 016
Chicago, IL 60637
(Ph): (773) 834 – 5506

Top 5 Strengths: Responsibility | Maximizer | Relator | Communication | Individualization

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