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Workshops by Westside Leadership Institute is a unique and immersive 11-week program designed to help individuals develop their leadership skills, build their network, and gain valuable insights into community engagement. Taught by subject experts with years of experience in the field, the program offers a comprehensive curriculum covering essential topics such as mission, vision, and values, board governance, civic engagement, partnerships, grant writing, marketing and social media, networking and resources, finance basics, and project execution.

By enrolling in Workshops, participants can apply leadership concepts through practical projects, networking connections development, community involvement, and decision-making opportunities. They will receive ongoing support from subject experts through regularly scheduled workshops and be granted project funding to help bring their ideas to life. The cost of this course is only $50, with a market value of $1,000, making it an affordable and accessible opportunity to anyone looking to become a successful leader in their community.

*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.

11 weeks

fall semester august - december



mission, vision, and values

board governance

civic engagement


grant writing

marketing & social media

networking & resources

finance basics

project execution

Start your leadership journey today! 

Seed Funding

Leaders are granted project funding and receive added support from subject experts through regularly scheduled workshops

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peer support

Leaders network regularly with peer cohort and build stronger connections within the community

apply skills

Leaders apply leadership concepts through the success of projects, development of networking connections, being active in the community, confident to serve on community boards/organizations, and attend council meetings


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

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