- Reel Leadership
- Community Grants
- Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program
- Leadership Lecture Series
- Sophomore Athlete Leadership Program
Each year, The Leadership Center provides the opportunity for a group of students to take part in the LeaderShape Institute. The Institute is an interactive, energizing, and unique experience that builds leadership skills. Since 1986, over 20,000 participants from all over the world have graduated from the program. The six-day residential program is filled with self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that build leadership concepts and abilities. Moravian sent students to the LeaderShape Institute in Illinois 2004, 2007, and 2009 and held campus-based institutes in 2005, 2006, and 2008.
Questions about LeaderShape should be sent to Kate Cohen in The Leadership Center.
Each semester, students are invited to a series of Reel Leadership events. A faculty member joins the students for “dinner and movie” in The Leadership Center, followed by a discussion of the film’s leadership themes. This event is open to all students. Announcements are sent out each semester and students must register to attend. Questions about Reel Leadership should be sent to Dr. Michelle Schmidt.
Community Grants are provided through a generous grant to The Leadership Center. The goal of this grant program is to create meaningful collaborations between the college and the local community that will impact student learning and development.
The Leadership Center is interested in initiatives that bring together Moravian College and the local community in a way that demonstrates mutual benefits. Many faculty and students are currently engaged with the local community. This funding opportunity provides financial support to those who could enhance their work with funding or those who wish to establish a new College-community connection.
The proposal for a community grant must be made by a student-faculty or student-administrative staff team that has already sought cooperation from a community partner (e.g., nonprofit, school, church, neighborhood association, hospital). The project may be ongoing or may be a one-time workshop, event, or activity. A Call for Proposals is sent out at the beginning of each semester. Questions about Community Grants should be sent to Dr. Michelle Schmidt.
Each year, incoming freshmen are invited to apply for an Emerging Leaders Scholarship. The eighteen students who receive the scholarship take part in a learning community pilot program, which allows students to enroll in a common Introduction to College Life course, take courses taught by the group of multi-disciplinary learning community faculty, participate in out of class sessions with faculty and students, and engage in group service projects. Emerging Leaders also receive priority consideration for the LeaderShape Institute.
Questions about the Emerging Leaders program should be directed to Dr. Michelle Schmidt.
2007-2008 Emerging Leaders
The Leadership Center sponsors speakers and workshops throughout the year. In the past, we have hosted speakers such as Margaret Wheatley (Leadership and the New Science; A Simpler Way; Turning to One Another);Dr. Barbara Kellerman, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (Bad Leadership); Dr. Robert Fein, Founder and Director of the National Violence Prevention and Study Center; and Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, Bentley Service-Learning Center, Bentley College (Service Learning and the First Year Experience; Successful Service-Learning Programs).
Questions about the Leadership Lecture Series should be sent to Kate Cohen.
Each year we offer a leadership conference to our sophomore athletes. The conference takes placed on campus and the goals of the conference including helping student-athletes become more aware of their own leadership skills, developing leadership characteristics, and improving communication skills. Additionally, student-athletes learn how to get along with others while working toward a common goal. We believe that all athletes should receive leadership development opportunities and are proud to offer the conference to support sophomores in their growth.