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





Dr. Lydia Reinig serves as Sewanee's Director of Dialogue Across Difference Programs in the Office of Civic Engagement. Her work focuses on facilitating spaces for individuals to build capacity to engage across differences.


Courage Circles for Colleagues

  • Every other Friday, 1:00-2:00 p.m. (2/9, 2/23, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19)

  • Center for Leadership (duPont 217)

Build in reflection, silence, and connection to your workweek in a structured and welcoming space with colleagues across campus. No prep required, no forced sharing- come as you are to focus on things that matter in your work and life. Sign up here for the dates you want to participate. Questions? Contact or

StrengthsLunches (for Colleagues)

  • Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • McClurg 206C Room (upstairs classroom)

StrengthsLunches are for any colleagues who want to learn more about the CliftonStrength that is featured in the Center for Leadership e-newsletter that week. We will meet upstairs in the McClurg 206C room. Either bring your lunch or let the University treat you to lunch with you for this informal, lightly-facilitated conversation with other colleaguesIt is a chance to meet new colleagues and to learn more about CliftonStrengths. Below is the list for future lunches so you can mark your calendar- no need to RSVP; just show up!  CliftonStrengths®  is a personal growth tool that identifies your top five natural areas of talent.  Request a free code here.

  • February 13- FOCUS
  • February 27- FUTURISTIC
  • March 12- HARMONY
  • March 26- IDEATION
  • April 9- INCLUDER
  • May 7- INPUT


"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 among colleagues.


Click here to request to join (current and officially-retired colleagues only, please). And if you are not on Facebook but would like to see some of the latest featured posts in this group, you can check them out here.


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.

Request a workshop

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


"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!

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Wilson at the Center for Leadership at

Leadership Lab and Past Programs