The Center for Leadership equips and elevates Sewanee colleagues (faculty and staff) to lead positive change.

Idea Incubator

"Your idea. Our support."
The Center for Leadership has designed a new process to support and elevate new and innovative ideas that will create positive change at Sewanee. If you are a faculty or staff colleague with an idea, click here to learn more and to start the ball rolling!




"Leadership & Horses" Workshop

Interacting with horses can teach us how we influence others in our work and life. This workshop has provided important insights for colleagues into ourselves and our organizational culture. Sign up to take some time for learning and reflection. This workshop is free for any and all faculty and staff colleagues. Led by Karine Gordy, Director of Sewanee's Equestrian program. If you would like to request a workshop for your department/group, please submit this form.


"Mindfulness Daily at Work" Course

Good leaders must be self-aware, and mindfulness practice is a tool for awareness. Mindfulness Daily at Work is a 40-day online program, presenting an in-depth training to teach you key mindfulness practices specifically targeted for the workplace. Throughout this program, you will learn to feel more present and engaged, develop your creativity and critical thinking skills, improve your health and well-being, have better relationships and interactions, and revolutionize your overall experience at work. Each session has a short talk and a short meditation, as well as guidance for bringing a practice alive throughout the day. Mindfulness Daily @ Work makes it easy to tap into an internal well of joy, satisfaction, and vitality at work, no matter what our jobs are. Registration is open and you can start any time.

Personal Growth Tools: Online Assessments

Click here for a list of online assessments to learn more about yourself and your abilities (including CliftonStrengths, Conflict Styles, Personal Values Inventory, Myers-Briggs, Enneagram, Interest Profiler, etc.)


One of the best parts of working at Sewanee is getting to work alongside devoted and gifted colleagues. The Center for Leadership is providing venues for improved internal communication to promote unity, collaboration, and trust. A bird's nest is a metaphor for us as colleagues (faculty, staff, administrators). We are the ones who work to build a strong culture/nest together in order to support our students as they grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally so that they can someday successfully launch from it. We need to continue to strengthen ourselves as a team so that Sewanee will be a strong, safe, and welcoming place for all our students.


See featured posts from current Sewanee employees on the "Sewanee Colleagues" Facebook group, even if you are not on Facebook. Lots of good things are being posted!


Give Public Recognition ("PR") to a Sewanee colleague who works either behind the scenes or in the spotlight by filling out this PRaising Up Colleagues form. Let's shine the spotlight on the many people who make a difference at Sewanee! These praises will be posted on the Sewanee Colleagues Facebook group AND this Center for Leadership webpage.


Learn more about the work, lives, and motivations of our colleagues through these interviews.

Request a workshop

To request a workshop for your team, department or class, please submit one of these forms:

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Wilson at the Center for Leadership at

Leadership Lab and Past Programs