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Fundamentals by Westside Leadership Institute is a comprehensive 16-week course that provides an opportunity for individuals to gain valuable knowledge in community engagement, resource access, and leadership development. The course is taught by experienced university professors and community leaders who bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience to the program.


Upon completing this course, participants earn 3 Continuing Education Credits from the University of Utah. This course is ideal for individuals seeking to enhance their leadership skills and gain insights into community engagement. The program provides a structured and supportive learning environment, with interactive sessions and practical exercises designed to help participants apply the concepts learned in the classroom to real-life scenarios.


By enrolling in Fundamentals, participants can expand their network, learn new skills, and gain valuable insights into community leadership.

Available every Spring Semester in English and Spanish.

All classes are taught in person once a week for 3 hours. 

*At Westside Leadership Institute, we welcome individuals from all backgrounds and educational levels to participate in our programs. You do not have to be a college student to join us in developing your leadership skills and making a positive impact in your community.

16 weeks

spring semester january - april


3 Credits

English & SPanish


framing community issues

leadership in the community


meeting management


inclusive leadership

grant writing

marketing & social media

public speaking

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Mission, vision, and values


Networking and Resources

Board Governance

Grant Writing

Finance Basics

Civic Engagement

Project Execution

Marketing and Social Media


Leaders will learn how to connect and utilize community resources through involvement with the community and University

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Leaders will build leadership skills & become confident in their individual ability lead


Leaders collaborate as a group to apply their skills to a grassroots community-led project


Leaders gain a clear understanding of the Westside Leadership Institute partnership and its resources

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