Berry Center for Integrity in Leadership

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Welcome to the Berry Center for Integrity in Leadership (BCIL)!

BCIL exists for all students who want to grow as leaders. We offer a variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students to explore what it is to influence others from a place of integrity.

Key components of the Berry Center for Integrity in Leadership include:

  • The Carper Mentoring Program: Matches small groups of Juniors and Seniors with experienced leaders in the professional community. Groups meet approximately twice-per-month during the school year to discuss real-life leadership and integrity across a multitude of contexts.
  • Classroom (Curricular) offerings:
    • Foundations in Leadership (3 credits) – Students will study the historical, philosophical, and psychological underpinnings of leadership. This course explores a number of approaches to leadership, and students will have the opportunity to craft their own conception of what it means to lead in a variety of contexts.
    • Leading Teams and Groups (3 credits) – This course explores group and team dynamics through thematic modules that include group formation, engagement, collaboration, conflict, and decision-making. Students will gain a practical and theoretical understanding of how formal and informal groups shape organizations and society.
    • The Collegiate Leadership Competition (1 credit) – The CLC is a national competition in which students learn and apply a number of leadership principles in a series of fun challenges. The course culminates in a regional competition pitting a team of 6 students against teams from colleges and universities from across the country.
  • The Cecil B. Wright III Integrity in Leadership Lecture Series brings nationally-known speakers to campus.
  • Faculty and Staff development opportunities through the McCoy, Owens, and Richards Endowments

Contact Information

Nate Pearson, Ph.D.
Elvin and Fleta Patterson Sims Director
Berry Center for Integrity in Leadership
Krannert 339

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