David Brain Leadership


Leadership at Baldwin Wallace University

The David Brain Leadership Program is the cornerstone of Baldwin Wallace University initiatives related to leadership development and commitment to learning about leadership as a lifelong skill.  Our comprehensive selection of leadership programming offers options for people at all stages of leadership development and focuses on growth of character, competence and understanding, and encourages development of skilled leadership practitioners.

For full-time students




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Minor in Leadership Studies
The David Brain Leadership Program offers an interdisciplinary minor in leadership studies. The program assumes that all individuals can exercise leadership in one way or another and seeks to develop leaders who serve humanity in an uplifting and ethical way. The program provides students the opportunity to:

  • practice leadership by applied experiences both on and off-campus
  • make a difference in the campus and greater community
  • gain real world experience that employers seek

Selective Leadership Program  (LDR)
This exciting new opportunity sponsored by the David Brain Leadership Program in conjunction with the Office of Student Affairs applies theory to practice in leadership positions in student organizations and in the community.  Students apply to be selected for this focused leadership opportunity open to those in their sophomore or junior year.  Opportunities provided are designed to enhance leadership skills of those involved in organizations on campus and in the community.  If selected for this program, you will:

  • earn 6 credit hours of academic credit
  • be trained for leadership opportunities around campus and in the community
  • participate in leadership workshops on topics including conflict resolution, diversity, group dynamics and motivational techniques
  • receive mentoring from selected faculty and staff
  • network with local leaders in various fields
  • earn a certificate upon program completion


Leadership Positions in Student Activities
The Division of Student Affairs promotes the development of leadership skills outside of the classroom in the context of student organizations and activities. The leadership training sequence begins with the Emerging Leaders Retreat, designed for freshmen and sophomores, and culminates with the Distinguished Leaders Conference, designed for juniors and seniors. In addition, program-specific training modules are tailored to the needs of campus organizations and student services.  These programs are designed to:

  • enhance professional skills
  • promote individual growth
  • create networks for student development
  • nurture lifelong friendships


For Evening/Weekend Students

Organizational Leadership Major (evening/weekend students only)
The Organizational Leadership Major is offered through the Evening and Weekend Program. It is specifically designed for students who are working full-time so they can apply their coursework directly to work experience and organizational settings.  Participants will:

  • develop the skills, knowledge and strategies to achieve organizational goals
  • stimulate critical and creative thinking
  • choose an emphasis in either Human Resources or Human Services

Accelerated Degree Program.
Complete your bachelors degree in just three years!


Certificate Program in Leadership
The certificate program in leadership, offered through the Evening and Weekend Program, provides a foundation for managing and leading in today’s team-based organizations. Program benefits allow participants to:

  • update and enhance career credentials
  • build focused knowledge in a career-related area
  • complete course work on a part-time basis


For Graduate Degree Candidates

Master's of Education Program in School Leadership
The MAEd program in School Leadership leads to a principal's license and is also relevant for teachers who aspire to department chairperson or other instructional leadership positions. The goals of the MAEd in School Leadership program are to produce leaders that seek to:

  • guide their schools and manage change in increasingly complex, diverse teaching environments
  • inspire school excellence through positive school and community relationships
  • articulate a school vision that is shared by teachers, administrators, staff and the community
  • understand and model the very best instructional practices
For Working Professionals

Emerging Leaders Program
The Emerging Leaders Program is an eleven month leadership program designed to accelerate the development of mid-level leaders by expanding their knowledge in business concepts and building their personal leadership style. Leadership capacity is increased through a combination of classroom instruction, self-assessments, and mentoring. Organizations will benefit from enhanced:

  • leadership retention
  • integration and execution of programs that cross disciplines and functions
  • innovation and growth by exposing leaders to an environment that encourages open dialogue and provides a catalyst for change.


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