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  • Oskin Leadership Institute

Programs, Oskin Leadership Institute

At Widener University, there is never a scarcity of leadership opportunities.

The mission of the Oskin Leadership Institute is to ensure that leadership opportunities are available to students both within and outside the classroom. From undergraduate students interested in earning a leadership minor or certificate to graduate student research, the Institute advances the mission of the university to prepare students to be strategic leaders and responsible citizens.

Academic Opportunities

Leaderworks MinorLeadership Minor

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

Graduate FellowshipGraduate Fellowships

Graduate fellowships enable students to work hand-in-hand with the Institute over a year-long scholarly research project.


Experiential LearningExperiential Learning

Students are awarded experiential learning fellowships that challenge each of them to apply their leadership skills on a global level.

Leadership CertificateLeadership Certificate

Students have the opportunity to garner 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.

Leadership Events

Courage DayCourage Day

Courage Day encourages the Widener community to reflect on courage. Do you have the courage to be yourself? To stand up for what is right?

Leadership CompetitionLeadership Competition

The Oskin Institute co-founded the Collegiate Leadership Competition that stretches student leaders to the boundaries of their leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Voices of LeadershipVoices of Leadership

Voices of Leadership gathers business and civic leaders across Greater Philadelphia united in the mission to inspire students to become strategic leaders and responsible citizens.

Community Leadership Opportunities

High School Leadership AwardsHigh School Leadership Awards

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

Executive LeadershipExecutive Leadership Program

The executive leadership program provides local businesses, global companies, and non-profit organizations with the opportunity to inspire their high-potential leaders via customized programs and seminars.

For more information regarding programs sponsored by the Oskin Leadership Institute, please email or call 610-990-8962.