Lessons in Leadership

What is Lessons in Leadership?

Have a speaker you'd like to bring to campus?

How about a local community member you admire?

Is there a leadership-related topic you wish you could learn more about?

If any of these ring true for you, our Lessons in Leadership Team is here for your benefit!
Lessons in Leadership is a student-initiated dialogue series that aims to explore leadership within a variety of contexts. Students who attend connect their vision of leadership to discussion topics and are often provided with new perspectives. We’re here to help students and campus organizations bring speakers of their choosing to campus for the sake of engaging in meaningful leadership-based dialogue.  Our opportunities include:

Discussion-based Lectures
If you’re looking to reach a larger group, approximately 30-50 students attend each discussion-based lecture. In planning a lecture with us, you’ll have the opportunity to bring in a guest leader and exchange ideas about leadership in an informal setting where openness and authenticity are valued.

Breakfast, Brunch, & Luncheon Discussions
If you’re looking to engage in a smaller group, approximately 8-12 students attend each of these meals & have the chance to learn from a guest leader in the same manner as of our discussion based lectures. Food costs are covered by Wilks & we can assist with planning and promotion as needed.

Please contact wilksleadership@MiamiOH.edu with any questions.


Our Spring 2018 scheduled events:

  • Feburary 13th - 6:00-7:30pm
  • March 5th - 6:00-7:30pm
  • March 28th - 6:00-7:30pm
  • April 11th - 12:00-1:00pm
  • May 1st - 6:00-7:30pm

Topics, titles, or speakers of past Lessons in Leadership include:

  • Leadership Across the Americas
  • How to be a Creative Leader
  • Voting Beyond the Presidency

  • Why A Community Arts Center Matters

  • The ABC's of Leadership

  • Oxford, More Than A College Town

  • When You Miss the Final Touchdown: Widening your view to reach new goals"

  • Making Your Mark on Miami, a Spoken Word Panel

  • Late Night Miami - Yes And ...

  • Leadership Lessons from the Brotherhood - Miami Hockey

  • Social Media and Your Future

  • Creating Your Leadership Vision

  • DIY Leadership

  • Taking Care of Your Communities: Leading with Commitment

  • Guiding Tomorrow with Today's Traditions

  • Leadership Observations and the Energy Industry

  • Everything I Learned About Leadership, I Learned from my Mama

  • Leadership in a Crowd-Sourced World of Social Media

  • Blast From The Past: Lessons from W.H. McGuffey

  • Leading Through Nutrition

  • Leadership Coaching

  • Women in Politics
  • The Art of Leadership