President's Leadership Academy


Available Sessions


Session NameStart DateEnd Date 
2014 Leadership Academy 07/20/201407/25/2014

Designed for high school students entering grades 11 and 12, the President’s Leadership Academy will explore leadership through every lens.

Leading your peers in some capacity? Serving your church or community? Leading in student government? Heading up a student organization?

Then this is the program for you.

For an entire week, Wittenberg University will provide you with cutting-edge leadership development skills to take your efforts in bold, new directions. Courses, workshops, and hands-on experiences will help you learn how to lead with confidence, understand the role of servant leadership, and develop the critical expertise necessary for success. Wittenberg’s own president, Laurie M. Joyner, is hosting the Academy and will also share her insight on what leadership means in a special course during the week. The President’s Leadership Academy is a one-of-kind immersion experience that builds on Wittenberg’s tradition of academic excellence, service, and leadership development.

You will learn to:

  • Identify your own leadership style.
  • Manage controversy with civility.
  • Understand servant leadership.
  • Integrate mission, purpose, and civic responsibility into your efforts.
  • Lead your groups through strategic goal-setting and planning exercises.
  • Find mentors and networks.

Upon finishing the program, you will receive a Wittenberg Certificate of Completion. The University will also work to publicize your efforts at your school and in your hometown news outlets.

As an added bonus, the program will offer all participants a $1,000 scholarship should they apply and be admitted Wittenberg, as well as insight into managing the college admission process. If you take the skills you learn and actually implement a program at your school, church, or community, and are admitted to Wittenberg, you will be eligible to receive the $80,000  President’s Leadership Scholarship ($20,000 per year for four years at Wittenberg).