Leadership Development

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Morningside is preparing the next generation of innovators, world-changers, and leaders that can make a difference here and beyond. Our students have the opportunity to hear from insightful speakers and attend engaging events that aim to help them develop and enhance their leadership potential. Two of those great opportunities are the Franklin Leadership Foundation and the Connie Wimer Women's Leadership Program. 

Franklin Leadership Foundation

The Franklin Leadership Foundation is a social non-profit platform that focuses on preparing students today to become the next generation of future leaders. The Foundation brings together multiple leadership development resources and provides students access opportunities to engage with a diverse set of successful global business leaders and the opportunity to pursue their passion, develop life skills & pursue their dreams through scholarships, internships, and externships.

Learn more about the Franklin Leadership Foundation

Connie Wimer Women's Leadership Program

Named in honor of alumna Connie Wimer, this semester-long co-curricular program at Morningside is designed to help undergraduate women accelerate their professional growth through seminars, workshops, and other events focused on personal leadership development, negotiation, skill-building, networking, and ethical behavior training. Faculty and staff nominate students for the program, and a steering committee selects the participants.

Learn more about the Connie Wimer Women's Leadership Program

Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)

Omicron Delta Kappa is an interdisciplinary honor society with 317 circles throughout the United States. To become a member, initiates must display excellence in five ideals: scholarship, service, integrity, character, and fellowship. Unlike many honor societies, ODK membership is open not just to undergraduate students but to faculty and staff as well. ODK's goal is to enhance and develop leaders. This is done through sponsored events, guest speakers, and leadership building activities. Their events promote collaborative leadership to the campus and local community.