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  • Oskin Leadership Institute

Oskin Leadership Institute

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders

Oskin Leadership Institute's approach to student leadership is featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Courage Day


To celebrate Widener Courage Day, students directed a video showcasing courage in its various forms. How do you unlock your courage? Watch video.

The Oskin Leadership Institute provides world-class leadership opportunities that encourage Widener students to lead outside of their comfort zone, with the aim to inspire and prepare students to become strategic leaders and responsible citizens.

The Institute also engages with regional leaders within business and civic organizations as well as the next generation of leaders within local high schools.

The Oskin Leadership Institute opened its doors in 2011 and was made possible through a generous gift from David Oskin, the former chair of Widener’s Board of Trustees.

Courses. Workshops. Campus-wide Events.

The Oskin Institute offers opportunities every day for students, faculty, and staff to enhance and strengthen their leadership skills.

Visit the Programs page for more details.

Leaderworks MinorLeadership Minor

Students have the opportunity to pursue a minor in leadership studies and explore the theories, styles, and practices of effective leadership.

Courage DayCourage Day

Do you have the courage to stand up for what is right? The courage to forgive? Courage Day inspires the entire Widener community to reflect on their courage.

High School Leadership AwardsAnnual High School Leadership Awards

The Institute, in partnership with NBC10,  honors the region's future leaders through the High School Leadership Awards.

Leadership CertificateLeadership Certificate

Students have the opportunity to earn a leadership certificate while exploring their own leadership style and strengths.

Visiting ScholarBeideman Visiting Scholar Program

The Visiting Scholar program enables distinguished scholars to share their expertise with Widener students and faculty.

Voices of LeadershipVoices of Leadership

The Institute gathers business and civic leaders across Greater Philadelphia for its annual Voices of Leadership dinner.


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