Students attend 15 workshops, after which they begin creating their own Leadership Portfolio. The portfolio is designed to help students reflect on the insights they’ve gleaned about leadership – especially lessons learned through their own leadership experiences at Widener.
The annual program is designed to recognize and honor high school students in the Philadelphia region who embody a commitment to develop and inspire leaders. High school principals in the region nominate one junior. Selected students and their parents attend an Awards Event at the National Constitution Center and during their senior year of high school the students participate in a challenging leadership experience at the Oskin Leadership Institute.
Voices of Leadership eschews the formal, lecture format, focusing instead on inviting
leaders from across the globe to engage in a one-on-one conversation across a wide
range of topics and themes, including the ways in which courage and character has
informed and shaped the leader’s career. Joseph Neubauer, CEO of ARAMARK, was the
Institute’s inaugural speaker.
With support from Paul and Caroline Beideman, the Visiting Scholar program invites
a distinguished scholar to campus to conduct research and lecture on topics and themes
that will likely inform and shape the future work of the Oskin Leadership Institute.
With support from Nicholas Trainer and his family, the Faculty Research Fund enables Widener faculty to conduct research on topics and themes that intersect with the mission and purposes of the Oskin Leadership Institute. The Oskin Leadership Institute is currently developing our Faculty Research program.
With support from General (retired) and Mrs. John H. Tilelli, the institute provides a series of fellowships to Widener graduate students whose scholarly research will contribute to the university’s enduring commitment to developing strategic leaders and responsible citizens.
With support from Vito and Mary Verni, the Institute works with faculty across the
university to integrate leadership into current and future academic courses, with
a special focus on providing experiential learning opportunities for Widener students.
The Oskin Leadership Institute is currently developing our experiential learning program.