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Spring/Summer 2024 Newsletter

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Reflect on the 2023-24 academic year with us as we shine a light on our department’s accomplishments and impact!

Read the newsletter here

Save the Date!

2024 Leadership and Coaching Symposium

The Masters in Sports Leadership Program and Badger Inquiry on Sport (BIOS) are hosting their annual Leadership and Coaching Symposium on June 27, 2024.

The symposium will pair new research findings in sports leadership with fresh insights from some of the top Badgers coaches and leaders. Attendees will learn specific strategies from UW-Madison coaches on how to cultivate healthy relational networks that improve coaching and leadership possibilities.

Learn more here

Register for the symposium here

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A black flyer that says, "ELPA PhD Summer Career Series" in gold text. Zoom: 12-1pm CST. Pre-registration Required. June 11: Session title: "Job Search," please register at July 2: Session title: "Cover Letters," please register at July 16: Session title: "Statements," please register at August 6: Session title: "Interviews," please register at

ELPA PhD Summer Career Series

Join ELPA and the School of Education Career Center for the ELPA PhD Career Summer Series!

Each of the sessions will be held virtually from 12-1 pm CST and will cover a variety of topics catered to PhD students entering the job market. Please use the attached flyer to register and find additional session information. Pre-registration is required for all sessions.

June 11 Registration

July 2 Registration

July 16 Registration

August 6 Registration

ELPA Student Organizations


LEADS is directed by graduate students. Activities and events are chosen, designed, and executed by our graduate students.  LEADS serves an important and needed function in fostering community and building skills within ELPA. Contact LEADS at


The purpose of the Higher Education Student Advisory Board is to provide professional development opportunities and social networking for students in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) Masters of Higher Education track in the School of Education. This group will focus on providing opportunities for professional growth and connections in higher education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and across other institutions.