Sponsored by: Cintas Institute for Business Ethics & Williams College of Business
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 classwork 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 how to develop leadership skills in themselves
- ecognize the value of team membership and team dynamics
- have an improved awareness of organizational change and culture
- network with leaders in our local business community
- serve as an emerging leader and role model to others
Please contact Laura Frazier, Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.