From the start of your first year at Jewell, you are invited to explore the nature and practice of leadership through the Emerging Leaders Conference. During the spring semester, the Conference identifies first-year students with demonstrated leadership skills. During an intensive weekend retreat, you examine your leadership style, talents and experiences, resulting in new insights into personal approaches to leadership.

The Conference offers a series of seminars conducted by Jewell faculty members, administrators and students. You complete a reflective essay on your personal leadership role model. Later in the year, the Conference hosts an honors reception for family and friends to celebrate the Emerging Leaders and recognize the best essay. The Emerging Leaders, as a group, also create and implement a service project to emphasize the importance of servant leadership.