Be inspired by the R’Leaders Conference

R'Leader Conference Group Photo

Save the date – Inspiring R’Leaders: Leading with Excellence Conference is on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in the Highlander Union Building.

The Inspiring R’Leaders Conference is a one-day conference that provides opportunities for UCR students to evaluate and recognize their leadership skills and abilities. Approximately 20 workshops will be offered within various themes ranging from communication, diversity and social justice, leadership assessments, self-awareness and identity development.

Register Here.

We offer this conference so you can further develop your leadership skills for use on-campus and in your future career. We are confident that this conference will inspire you as a leader to be a Highlander that continues to live the promise of creating a better world.

“I feel inspired to be an active member of my UCR community.”

– Wajiha Akif, CNAS Student, Attended 2016 Inspiring R'Leaders Conference 


Things to Know:
  • Bring your R’Card for check-in at 10am in the HUB third floor lobby.
  • Bring your phone or tablet to the conference! The conference schedule will be a mobile website. We will have some conference schedules printed for those that need a paper copy.
  • We’ll provide a notebook and pen for you to take notes!
  • Conference attire is casual.
  • All of the speakers and workshops will take place in the HUB.
Registration Agreement:

By registering online for the conference you agreed that you would attend or cancel in advance. If you do not cancel and you do not attend, your student account will be billed a $50 fee. Here is the text that was in the form when you registered.

By registering for the Inspiring R’Leaders Conference you are agreeing to attend the conference on Saturday, February 8th. You can cancel your registration until Wednesday, January 31st. Please email the Student Life Office at to cancel your registration.

If you do not cancel by Wednesday, January 31 and do not attend the Inspiring R’Leaders conference on Saturday, February 3 your UCR student account will be billed a $50 fee.

This fee will cover the cost of the catering and various materials provided at the conference.

If you do not pay this $50 fee, you will receive a hold on your account. If you have a hold on your account, you may not be able to register for classes, receive financial aid, use campus services, or obtain your transcripts or diploma.

Once you submit this online registration for the conference you are agreeing to these terms.

Workshop Highlights:

Cultural Awareness Project Certificate

How often do you think of yourself in terms of your ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and other identities? This workshop series will span all 3 sessions and focus on how these identities shape our experiences on and off campus, and how we can develop strategies for being effective agents of change. Each session builds on the last as we explore our identities and the societal forces that act upon us. Participation in all 3 sessions is important to get the most out of the Cultural Awareness Project. If you attend all 3 sessions, you will receive a certificate of completion. If you are interested in participating in these workshops please email Gerardo Medina at  no later than Monday, January 16th.

StrengthsQuest Assessment

*Required to complete the assessment prior to conference, space for 30 students at the conference!

 “StrengthsQuest is a development and engagement program designed to help high school and college students, educators, and staff members achieve success in academics, career, and life. StrengthsQuest gives students and educators the opportunity to develop strengths by building on their greatest talents -- the way in which they most naturally think, feel, and behave as unique individuals. Grounded in Positive Psychology and the Clifton StrengthsFinder, StrengthsQuest has helped more than 2 million people at 600 schools and universities achieve academic, career, and personal success (Gallup).”

Participation in this workshop will require a pre-registration as well as completion of the StrengthsQuest assessment prior to the R’Leaders conference. If you are interested in participating in this workshop please email Heather Correa at no later than Wednesday, January 17th. Participants will receive more information about the workshop after pre-registration has closed.

A few days prior to the conference we will send more information about the workshops so you can begin selecting which workshops you would like to attend.

Questions? Contact Student Life Office at or 951-827-7344.