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Pathways to Leadership Program

The Pathways to Leadership program provides you with workshops and retreat to help develop and refine leadership skills, networking and community-building, and information to how to get involved on-campus and off-campus. You can either drop-in and attend one of the weekly workshops or quarterly retreats, or enroll in one of the Introductory or Advanced programs for CCR (certification pending) credit. You choose your own adventure! Learn more about the various programs and we hope to see you at a workshop or retreat!

Weekly Workshops

Each week, Muir College hosts a weekly workshop on various topics ranging from communication skills, career preparation, equity and social justice, working with others, and campus resources. If you're just joining the program, there will be an info session on January 6th to explain the program, and workshops will be Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00pm on the following topics:

  • Week 4 - Wednesday, January 27, 2021: Communication Style (Facebook Link)
  • Week 5 - Wednesday, February 3, 2021: Ethical Leadership (Facebook Link)
  • Week 6 - Wednesday, February 10, 2021: Self-Care and Collective Care (Facebook Link)
  • Week 7 - Wednesday, February 17, 2021: We're All in this Together: Conflict Resolution in Teams (Facebook Link)
  • Week 8 - Wednesday, February 24, 2021: Teamwork, Love it or Hate it? (Facebook Link)
  • Week 9 - Wednesday, March 3, 2021: Women in Leadership (Facebook Link)
  • Week 10 - Wednesday, March 10, 2021: Meet Your Provost (Facebook Link)

Click here to register for the Winter 2021 Workshops! For more information, please e-mail Mario Garibay, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, at 


  • Inspiring Muir Leadership Conference (Fall Quarter): Geared towards incoming first-year and transfer students and students interested in getting involved, this program is intended to providing introductory leadership skills, an introduction to equity and inclusion, and information on how to get involved in Muir College and on-campus. 
  • Muir Intercultural Retreat (Winter Quarter): January 15th, 1:00-5:00pm
    Open to both new and continuing students, this program provides an immersive experience on issues pertaining to equity and social justice through interactive activities and authentic dialogue. Visit our Facebook event for for information.
  • Muir Social Change Retreat (Spring Quarter): Geared towards continuing students and graduating seniors, this program will further refine leadership skills, and participants will learn how to create change through their on-campus involvement or continue this work beyond the UC San Diego campus.

Introductory (10-hour) Program

The Introductory "Pathways to Leadership" program is a 10-hour commitment. From fall through the end of the summer quarters, students are required to attend:

  • Six (6) one-hour workshops
  • Attendance at the Inspiring Muir Leadership Conference (Fall Quarter)

To enroll in this program, please sign up here: Pathways to Leadership Registration Form.

Advanced (30-hour) Program

The Advanced "Pathways to Leadership" program is a 30-hour commitment. From fall through the end of the summer quarters, students are required to attend:

  • Twelve (12) one-hour workshops
  • Attendance at the Muir Intercultural Retreat (Winter Quarter)
  • Attendance at the Muir Social Change Retreat (Spring Quarter)
  • Join the Inspiring Muir Leadership Conference planning committee or present at six (6) one-hour workshops

To enroll in this program, please sign up here: Pathways to Leadership Registration Form.

Past Workshops & Videos

Fall 2020 Workshop Videos
  • Week 3 - Monday, October 19, 2020: Pathway to Leadership Introduction (Watch video here.)
  • Week 4 - Wednesday, October 28, 2020: Inclusive Language & Addressing Bias (Watch Video Here)
  • Week 5 - Wednesday, November 4, 2020: What's Your Leadership Style? (Watch Video Here)
  • Week 7 - Wednesday, November 18, 2020: Resume & Interviewing Tips (Watch Video Here)
  • Week 9 - Wednesday, December 2, 2020: Meet Your Dean - Lessons from the Dean of Student Affairs (Watch Video Here)
  • Week 10 - Wednesday, December 9, 2020: Finding Your Voice - Imposter Syndrome & Self-Advocacy (Watch Video Here)

Winter 2021 Workshop Videos

  • Week 1 - Wednesday, January 6, 2021: Pathways to Leadership Winter Info Session (Watch Video Here)
  • Week 2 - Wednesday, January 13, 2021: Leadership during COVID
  • Week 3 - Wednesday, January 20, 2021: Social Change Model: From Me to We (Watch video here)