Advancing Leadership at the Mount
The Mount's Institute for Leadership hosted a series of workshops for faculty, staff and students on the theme leadership, liberty and the liberal arts in early October. The workshops were led by Dr. Peter Josephson, a political philosopher who has recently developed programming at Saint Anselm College on civic engagement.
"This leadership workshop with faculty, staff and students sparked rich and thoughtful exchanges. The next step of our campus-wide conversation on leadership will be the formation of study circles, which will work towards the development of a common conversation appropriate to the Mount, connecting the theme of 'leadership' to other parts of our self-understanding,” said Dr. Paul Manuel, director of the Institute for Leadership.
Over 100 members of the Mount community, including more than one-quarter of the faculty, participated in sessions about how students learn leadership at a liberal arts university. These workshops are part of ongoing development of curricular and co-curricular initiatives advancing the Mount’s mission, and the Institute will follow up with additional programming. The Mount’s “leadership and the liberal arts” initiative is supported by a grant from the Apgar Foundation.
Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland was established in 1808 and is the nation’s second oldest Catholic university. It is rated in the top 25 Catholic Universities in the Country as one of the most ‘Faithful and Affordable’.