Learn 2 Lead

Sponsored by: Cintas Institute for Business Ethics & Williams College of Business

Please call Laura Frazier at 745-4272 with questions.

Applications for 2014 have been accepted.

The mission of the Williams College of Business is to educate students of business, enabling them to improve organizations and society consistent with the Jesuit tradition. In addition, the competencies of Critical Thinking, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Effective Oral & Written Communication, and Understanding & Application of Knowledge are strived for during the undergraduate experience. The WCB and EC Learn 2 Lead Ethics and Service Program blends the two and demonstrates the dimensions of leadership while preparing students to become ethical and civic minded leaders at work and in their communities. The Cintas Institute for Business Ethics and Williams College of Business collaborate on the planning and execution of the program.

The Learn 2 Lead Ethics and Service Program begins with sophomores and invites them to invest in themselves by serving others. By completing six semesters of service and leadership oriented activities, students observe leaders and develop their own leadership skills while serving the community. Additionally, students sharpen their awareness of business ethics and consider ethical implications in the service they perform. Students will balance class work while establishing professional relationships, managing others and applying concepts to real time situations. This program is progressive in scope and offers cumulative growth in leadership concepts and ethical

Juniors are required to organize a group of others to participate in a corporate service day and attend a presentation from a local business leader; seniors complete the program with capstone experiences including a Case Study and Reverse Leadership presentation. In addition, 200 hours (100 of those may be collective) of community service will be earned, and a Learning Log (online) will be kept for the duration of the program to reflect what the students have learned through their experiences. By the end of the program students will have a better understanding of leadership styles and their challenges, recognize and articulate the importance of ethical leadership, network with leaders in our local business community, and serve as an emerging leaders and role models to others.

By the end of the program, students will:

  • have a clearer understanding of leadership styles and their challenges
  • recognize the value of team membership and team dynamics
  • recognize how to develop leadership skills in themselves
  • have an improved awareness of organizational change and culture
  • network with leaders in our local business community
  • serve as an emerging leader and ethical role model to others

Please call Program Coordinator Laura Frazier at 745-4272 with questions,

or email frazier@xavier.edu .

*Transportation can be arranged with A Taxi Inc. Please download their app and call 513-984-8484*

Learn 2 Lead Partners:


Caitlin Behle

Art WorksArtWorks is a nonprofit arts organization that empowers creatives to transform our city. Do you buy local? Love art? Interested in helping build Cincinnati’s small business community? We’re looking for students to support ArtWorks’ Creative Enterprise division, which trains and promotes creatives through employment, funding opportunities, and support through education, mentorship, and apprenticeships. Gain experience in the Creative Enterprise sector by helping us with CO.STARTERS, a 9 week business development course, all while connecting with your city’s artisans and business owners.


Paige Klein

Art Works

CityLink Center is a place where individuals go to ONE place, get surrounded by ONE team, and find an integrated holistic path to break FREE from poverty and get to a place of self-sustainability and hope. To make that happen with our small staff of 16, we are VOLUNTEER-FUELED! Our next Volunteer Orientation is Thursday September 25th from 6-8 pm. Registration is required. Click here and get signed up for an upcoming training or orientation.

CityLink has over 25 roles with hundreds of volunteers serving in different capacities, frequencies, and durations. With options from childcare to autocare, tutoring to teaching, counseling to resume review, there is literally something for everyone. The skills and talents you take for granted can make a real and tangible difference in the life of someone in our community.

We provide the platform, volunteers bring the time and talent to make the impact. To learn more about why give time click here.


Colleen Berlinger

Dragon Fly

The Dragonfly Foundation brings comfort and joy to kids and young adults (and their families) enduring cancer and bone marrow transplants. Our organization currently serves more nearly 800 patients/2500 total family members from 46 states and 6 countries. Volunteers will help with media relations, social media and other operations-related functions.  Some volunteers will help us with the launch of a new branch in Chicago, IL.


Mike Findley

Epilepsy Foundation

Since 1953 the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati & Columbus has been serving people with epilepsy and their families with a programs that help the person overcome the challenges created by seizures.  Students may help with our annual Mason Half marathon in November by recruiting and organizing volunteers, raising awareness about epilepsy during Epilepsy Awareness Month in November, recruiting volunteers and assisting at our Fall Camp in October and promoting the work of our agency through various social media.


Ryan Alleman

Give Back Cincinnati

Give Back Cincinnati is developing today’s communities and tomorrow’s leaders. Offering more than two-dozen free and unique volunteer events to Cincinnati young professionals each year, we enable young professionals to become more involved in the life of their community while building life-long skills and meeting new people. Students will have the chance to work behind the scenes at the Cincinnati area’s largest young professional non-profit, supporting the executive team in the planning and implementation of our large-scale volunteer opportunities. Additional responsibilities may include data processing and analytics, marketing and communication, accounting and budgeting, as well as event planning and execution..


Kris Roselle

Great Parks of Hamilton CountyBe a part of something important! Learn to lead by serving others and the environment with Great Parks of Hamilton County. Managing nearly 17,000 acres across Hamilton County, Great Parks protects 85% of this greenspace as undeveloped, natural areas. However, it takes a large team of dedicated staff and volunteers to make it work! Whether you spend your time collecting native seeds, assisting in a visitor center, improving part of the 70-plus miles of hike, bike and horse trails or supporting an internal department, you will be making a positive difference. 


Shelly Clos

Matthew Ministries

Matthew 25 Ministries is a non-profit humanitarian relief organization that provides humanitarian aid and disaster relief to the poorest of the poor. Our mission is achieved by acquiring obsolete, slightly distressed, or overstock inventory from corporations, hospitals and individuals in the US.  These donated products are processed at their 132,000 square foot center in Blue Ash and shipped via forty-foot seagoing containers and semi-trailers to the poor throughout the US and globally.



Piper Fennimore-Rogers

Oakley Chamber

The Oakley Chamber of Commerce works with its community members to build awareness of local businesses and strengthen their local economy.  The Chamber works to gain a strong, deeply rooted, highly sought after business environment, and a business district that reciprocates with strong community support, rising property values and improved quality of life. Students will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects including the e-newsletter, beautification programs, holiday celebrations and be part of the kickball league as well!  


Mike Turpin


Paycor helps companies perform better with intuitive, cloud-based HR, payroll and timekeeping software.  More than 25,000 small- and mid-sized businesses across America trust Paycor for easy-to-use solutions that improve efficiency and enable them to focus on growing their business.  Paycor’s Community Partners Program was developed in 2010 to provide visibility to the charitable activities of Paycor associates and give them an avenue to share their passions with coworkers.  Volunteer opportunities may include: Clermont County Animal Shelter, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Norwood Schools Mentoring Program, and Accounting for Kids.  



United WayUnited Way “advances the common good” and envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. The organization improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.   They strive to improve education and financial stability and promote healthy lifestyles.  A variety of volunteer opportunities are listed on their website, see above.

Ellevate Cincinnati

Ellevate Cincinnati Christa Wessels

Ellevate Cincinnati, a local chapter of the global women's network Ellevate, is hosting a service or philanthropy event in May to support local women's causes. We are looking for a student(s) interested in spearheading either a day of service or a philanthropy event for which they are passionate in partnership with our events team. Please visit our website at www.ellevatenetwork.com for more information.