During the academic year, students are invited to opt-in to a series of monthly online workshops. Through these workshops, students will build skills and deepen their understanding of leadership, civic engagement, and social justice. The workshops are flexible so students may sign up for a single workshop that interests them or engage in the entire series. Participation in six or more workshops will award students with a Hiatt Leadership Institute Certificate of completion.

Workshop dates below are tentative for 2021-22. Students will receive the most up-to-date info via their Beaver email and at weekly MS meetings. Parents/caregivers will be notified via the monthly newsletters and MS Community Meeting weekly email updates. The website will be updated to reflect changes as they come.


Workshop #1: Leadership & Identity

An activity-based introduction to one another, our identities, and how we can become effective leaders October 15
September 27, 8–9 a.m.


Workshop #2: Empathy is Everything

Consider the role empathy plays in leadership while developing skills to understand, practice, and show empathy towards others
October 25, 8–9 a.m.


Workshop #3: Leadership & Relationships with Social Media

How do young leaders build a healthy relationship with social media?
November 15, 8–9 a.m.


Workshop #4: Charity vs Justice

Explore creative solutions to societal issues by understanding the difference between charity and justice work
December 13, 8–9 a.m.


Workshop #5: The Social Justice Retreat

Engage in conversations about identity and privilege while learning tools for self-care during this full day of programming with guest speakers
January 28, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.


Workshop #6: Bias in Social Media

How are racism and gender bias baked into social media platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat, and how can we prevent these biases from affecting the way we think and feel about ourselves and others?
February 28, 8–9 a.m.


Workshop #7: The Balance of Power

Rethink the past, present, and future of politics and power. How might we be more inclusive to shift the balance to benefit everyone?
April 4, 8–9 a.m.


Workshop #8: Environmental Justice

Uncover examples of environmental injustices in regards to basic resources, like clean air and water, and learn how to take action towards equity
April 25, 8–9 a.m.


Workshop #9: Building Professional Skills

Develop communication skills and habits to better interact with mentors and managers during volunteer and community work (required for Hiatt Summer Fellows)
May 24, during MS lunch


Dates and times are subject to change

Questions? Email The Hiatt Center.