What is Catalyst?

Catalyst modules are conducted similar to a workshop and focus on a single leadership competency. This multi-session approach, created using evidence-based techniques, allows students to further develop their unique skill sets.

  • The multi-session workshops offer a deeper understanding of the skills needed to be an effective leader using realistic situations.
  • Facilitators challenge and support students as they build skills through hands-on practice in interactive environments.
  • Topics are covered in two separate sessions to accommodate students' busy schedules.

Fall 2021 Offerings

All Catalyst programs will take place in person for the Fall 2021 semester with the exception of "How Women Rise, this semester's special edition module with a special guest. This special edition will take place virtually. Please note that each module meets twice for two hours. You must be able to attend both sessions to sign-up.

Ready to get started?

Registration for Fall 2021 opens on August 9, 2021, and will close on September 10, 2021. All questions regarding Catalyst may be directed to Stephanie Taylor at


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