Fellows will become a part of the Martin Leadership Program which includes a pre-term workshop and a series of seminars and workshops on leadership. The purpose of the program is to help students gain a sense of emotional intelligence and social awareness. An increased sense of social awareness will prepare Fellows to lead more thoughtfully when they assume formal leadership roles in student government, athletics, or other campus or community organizations.
Fellows will join the Society of ’91, a three-decade old leadership development program dedicated to the premise that “those who would be great are those schooled to serve.” The program endeavors to equip Fellows with skills and abilities needed to effectively assume and carry out current and future leadership responsibilities. Faculty, staff, and alumni seek to help students to live lives exhibiting positive attitudes, behavior, and sound values.
The purpose of year three is to provide Fellows with the opportunity to think and reflect about what it means to live a good life. They will consider how faith, relationships, family life, vocation, service and philanthropy shape personal goals and ambitions. Faculty and staff endeavor to help students develop a meaningful framework to ensure habits and actions are consistent with personal values. We are concerned not only with what our young men want to do, but who they want to be after graduation.
The purpose of year four of the Wilson Fellows program is to support Fellows as they demonstrate their leadership abilities. The program will implement a learn, do, reflect model. Fellows will learn from experienced alumni, community leaders, faculty and staff. They will apply what they have learned in the classroom sessions (using concepts provided as part of the Compass curriculum) to on and off campus service opportunities. Fellows will reflect upon those experiences in order to combine theory and practice.