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CSI- Communication and Leadership provides presentations and workshops on topics related to public speaking and interpersonal communication.

To request a presentation, submit a request form. A staff member will contact you within 2 working days to discuss your program goals.

We offer training presentations and educational workshops free of charge for UC San Diego:

  • Residential Life programs
  • Academic classes
  • Student committees or organizations
  • College Councils
  • Greek Life programs
  • Student staff and leadership training


  • Free of charge for Student Services Fee paying audiences (registered students) 
  • Off-campus groups, staff, and non UC San Diego registered students are subject to these rates:
    • $150 for the first hour; $100 for each additional hour
    • Over 3 hours: by consultation

Program topics

Be the CEO of You!

In this highly interactive session, participants will gain experience on how to pitch their strengths and accomplishments, establish a professional network, and learn the basics of professional communication for career development.

Common Ground: Controversy with Civility

This interactive workshop will examine the differences between debate, discussion, and dialogue, including the verbal, non-verbal, cognitive, and affective processes and content of each style of communication.  Through the sharing of our personal stories, ideas, and opinions, participants will explore each type of communication and its effectiveness in a search for common ground and shared meaning.

Conflict: Deal with it!

Conflict is a normal and inevitable part of life and interpersonal relationships. In this workshop, participants will learn about different communication strategies and styles of dealing with and resolving conflict. Using role-playing and self-reflection, participants will explore these styles and learn to apply the style that is most effective in a given situation.

Cross Cultural Communication

Cross-cultural communication is an essential leadership skill for personal and professional development. We offer a variety of teaching tools, resources, and activities designed for diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice learning. Contact us so we can design a presentation that meets your specific needs.

Effective Facilitation Skills

In this workshop, participants will learn effective facilitation skills for leading groups, work teams, or dialogues. Learn how to get the most out of your group and keep them engaged. We will review tips and strategies, followed by simulations and practice.

The Gift of Giving and Receiving Feedback

This interactive workshop will examine the gift of giving and receiving feedback, including the verbal, non-verbal, cognitive, and affective processes and content of this form of communication.  Through the practicing of feedback skills, participants will explore the significance of feedback and the beneficial and advantageous results that occur.

Leadership for Social Change

This workshop will provide participants with an overview of the Social Change Model of Leadership. Through the exploration of individual, group, and societal values, participants will develop a greater understanding of their own leadership practice as they apply the model to their lives.

Public Speaking: Yes You Can!

This workshop will provide participants with an overview of public speaking skills and best practices. In this interactive session, students will understand the tools necessary to speak confidently and prepare professional presentations. In addition, participants will learn about effective nonverbal communication, visual aids, techniques for overcoming stage fright and anxiety, and tips for preparation.

Small Talk: The Art of Initiating Relationships

Small talk can make or break a potential connection. It is the first form of communication we often have with new contacts and our “way in” to new interpersonal and professional relationships. Learn effective strategies for engaging in small talk that will lead to more meaningful interactions and put your skills into practice.

Teamwork and Problem Solving

Focusing on teamwork, decision-making, and negotiation, students will work through one of two interactive scenarios and put their critical thinking and problem solving skills to the test. Choose between:

  • Zombie Apocalypse, a modern take on the classic bomb shelter activity (1 hour)
  • Whitewater, a river rafting survival simulation (2-3 hours) 

Time Management

How many of us say, “If only I had time to…[fill in the blank].” Well, you do! If it’s a high priority project or some meaningful relationship building time or just making time to go to the gym, this session will give you all the tools to make time to get it done or learn how to let it go. Gain tips on how to make the things most important to you a priority and how to move the unnecessary time fillers into lower priority time slots or how to delete them from your calendar altogether.

True Colors

This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to understand personality style and how it impacts communication in group settings and personal or professional relationships. In this interactive session, students will take a self-assessment, gain awareness of individual personality styles, and understand the factors that influence group performance.

Understanding your Jung Personality Type

After completing the Jung Typology Test, participants will learn and explore the meaning and significance of their four-letter typology score. Using interactive discussion and activities, participants will gain insight about themselves, and strategies for working with others.

For more information:

Contact CSI-Communication and Leadership, (858) 534-0501.