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Four Ways to Develop Your Leadership Skills Virtually

Sure, you may be in quarantine for the next 14 days, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be boring. One of the best things about being a Vol is the opportunity to develop your leadership skills so that you are prepared for life after college, and UT has a ton of resources to help you stay busy, educate yourself, and make a difference. The best part is that there are opportunities that can be done from your room, apartment, or residence hall.

So, are you looking to brush up on your leadership skills? Here are our favorite picks:

Volunteer Virtually

Volunteering in your community doesn’t always have to be in-person. The Jones Center for Leadership & Service has compiled a list of local and national service opportunities. From making cards for the Knox Area Rescue Mission to serving as a Digital Advocate for the Red Cross, there are opportunities available for you to research and get involved.

Learn to be an anti-racist

As a Volunteer, there will come a time where you will be called to act against racism, and we have resources on how you can make a difference.

Check out this library of videos, TV shows, movies, and other resources so that you are empowered and prepared to lead.

Attend a SafeZone workshop

This fall, the Pride Center is offering SafeZone workshops virtually to students, staff, and faculty.

A SafeZone workshop focuses on:

  • Basic language and terminology related to gender and sexuality
  • Awareness and understanding of the intersections of gender, sexuality, and other social identities
  • Skills to intervene in situations of discrimination and injustice
  • Knowledge about LGBTQ+ resources available on UT’s campus.

Register for an upcoming workshop on the Pride Center’s website.

Start planning your co-curricular transcript

The Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) is a record of your participation in select experiences that occur outside of the traditional classroom. Leadership, service, international education, professional and applied experiences, and undergraduate research opportunities are represented.

During quarantine, take this time to research the CCT and verify the experiences on campus count.


Looking for more? Check out the virtual programs and events calendar for upcoming virtual opportunities to get engaged and make the most out of your time in quarantine and self-isolation.