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Leadership Matters

Developing Leaders

The health and vitality of American society depend on cultivating moral and ethical leadership at every level. Westmont has made a sustained commitment to address this urgent need with an ambitious program to develop effective and transformational leadership with a global perspective.



A Facility to Foster Leaders

The beautifully designed facility features two residential buildings and the Leadership Center. Augustinian Scholars and other student leaders will live together and form valuable relationships in the two halls. During the summer, executives participating in Westmont conferences and seminars will stay in the comfortable rooms.

  • Residence Rooms open to outside walkways and house two students the school year and one executive in the summer
  • Students will prepare their own meals in a central kitchen on each floor
  • Flexible layouts in the Leadership Center accommodate many activities: lectures, banquets, receptions
  • Amenities include a coffee shop, lounges and laundry facilities
  • Each room has its own bathroom
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Program

  • Mosher Center
    Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership

    Westmont will equip students to become moral and ethical leaders through courses focused on developing a human-centered approach of integrity, care and respect. Students will learn the importance of developing the God-given abilities of leadership teams and embracing the responsibility to do no harm. The center has also established a national conversation on moral and ethical leadership in the American presidency and society.

    • Systematic academic studies in key leadership principles and practices for juniors and seniors
    • Opportunities to fill leadership roles in student activities and live with other student leaders
    • Internships with the Montecito Institute and local businesses and organizations, exposing students to existing leaders and promoting executive education
    • Lecture series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency and in American Society

    Westmont Leadership Lecture Series: Jon Meacham

  • Eaton Center
    Eaton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Cultivating entrepreneurial and innovative attitudes, behaviors and programs in economics and business—and all disciplines—prepares students to start and grow their own businesses or organizations. This grounding in capital and social entrepreneurship inspires graduates to pursue lives of contribution, leadership and service and help change the world for the better.

    • Offer classes in capital and social entrepreneurship, including new business start-ups and micro-financing
    • Adapt innovative solutions from the for-profit world to solve enduring, real-life problems through understanding free-market economics
    • Internships with the Montecito Institute and local businesses and organizations, exposing students to existing leaders and promoting executive education
    • Build on existing courses and offerings to all undergraduate majors
    • Serve as an incubator for developing entrepreneurial skills and creating something tangible from an idea or passion

    Westmont in Haiti

  • Hughes Center for Neuroscience and Leadership
    Hughes Center for Neuroscience and Leadership

    Cutting-edge discoveries in applied neuroscience hold great promise for leadership development. The emerging field of emotional intelligence highlights the importance of wise and discerning judgments in emotionally fraught or politically delicate situations. Greater understanding of the brain will help students nurture essential qualities such as empathy, human rapport and complex executive functioning.

    • Coursework, research and lectures by Westmont professors and visiting neuroscientists
    • Use of noninvasive imaging technologies to observe the brain during activities such as individual and group decision-making, consensus-building and executive decisions
    • Personalized programs allowing individuals to modify behavior to achieve greater success
    • Significant research by professors and students will also focus on study abroad and implicit bias
  • Goble Center
    Goble Center for Global Learning

    Westmont encourages all students to study abroad with a unique approach to global education: preparation before the trip, guidance while away and support upon returning. Students learn to navigate other cultures and work with people who are different. Living and studying abroad also activates the part of the brain used in creative problem-solving, providing additional benefits.

    • Develop intercultural competencies such as flexibility, sensitivity, resilience, life-long learning and the ability to deal with complexity
    • Spend a semester studying the culture, politics, economy and religion of the destination
    • Westmont professors guide and teach students during immersion in a different culture
    • A reentry seminar helps students embrace, apply and share their experiences
    • Programs operate in Europe, England, Asia, Mexico, Istanbul and Jerusalem
  • Montecito Institute
    Montecito Institute

    This professional, nationally recognized leadership program will extend Westmont’s reach and influence current leaders. Conferences, seminars and workshops during the summer for mid-level and senior executives and their teams will help participants increase their effectiveness, grow personally and embrace biblically-based, values-driven leadership.

    • Apply values-driven insights from a range of disciplines and perspectives to leadership challenges
    • Combine training in leadership skills with hands-on experience
    • Conduct research and publish findings and activities
    • Host a leader-in-residence at Westmont during the school year
    • Involve leadership students as participants, interns and research assistants
    • First Lead Where You Stand Conference in May 2015 sold out and received an enthusiastic and positive response

Campaign Momentum: Leadership


Facilities

$34.1M

Program

$6.7M

Total Raised

$40.8M



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