The Sewanee Center for Leadership was established to advance leaders and leadership in order to fulfill the University's mission, foster continual University improvement, and achieve the values of EQB. The center provides an institutional structure for our community's leadership development. It facilitates creative problem-solving, collaboration across groups, and our ability to harvest collective knowledge—and spur the action needed—to move Sewanee into the future.

The center offers a comprehensive array of action-based leadership development programs and opportunities. The primary programming components include:

  • Sewanee Leadership Lab—A nine-month course that combines the best practices of adult education with dynamic instruction rooted in research-based leadership theories and practices
  • Workshops & Programs—Workshops enable all members of the community (students and employees) the opportunity to develop their leadership potential 
  • Toolbox—A comprehensive leadership development suite of resources that is accessible by all community members
  • Collaborative Spaces—Specially designed collaborative workspaces located in the University library, the University’s learning commons (duPont Library, Room 217)

Year in Review 2021-2022

The Center for Leadership focuses on strengthening the leadership of colleagues, students, and Sewanee as an institution. This annual report is a synopsis of the FY22 offerings that reached 823 participants. We encourage you to watch for ways to engage with the Center for Leadership in this new academic year!

Year in Review 2020-2021

This annual report tells the story of the past year, beginning in July 2020, about three months after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted campus life and sent most students and colleagues home to study and work. Here is how the Center for Leadership responded to strengthen the leadership of colleagues, students, and Sewanee as an institution.