Spirituality and Leadership

Spirituality and Leadership: How To Lead From What You Believe (UNXD-367)

What would happen if leaders prayed, meditated, or sat in contemplation before making a decision? 

Course Details

5 – 7 PM
Registration opens on Tuesday, April 14 at 3 PM for the class of 2021.

Why Take This Course?

Most leaders spend years taking classes or reading books on how to assemble the dream team, how to inspire others toward a common mission or how to make tough decisions. But rarely do leaders talk about the lessons that spirituality played in getting them where they are today. This course will explore aspects of leadership including ways in which you can grow and develop as leaders in the world. Additionally, students of all religious backgrounds, or those with none at all, will define what spirituality means to them and how they can lead themselves and others from an open heart.

Students successfully completing this course will:

  • Become familiar with the characteristics and strengths of strong leaders;
  • Understand the difference between religion and spirituality, and the role spirituality can play for leaders;
  • Identify their strengths and areas of growth as it relates to leading themselves and others;
  • Reflect on their personal leadership style and the characteristics of a spiritually integrated leader.

Whitney Maddox 

Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Leadership Development

Whitney Maddox joined CSJ’s team as the Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Leadership Development in April 2017. As Assistant Director, Whitney is responsible for connecting Georgetown students to service and social justice opportunities, coordinating university-wide social justice events, managing CSJ’s advising of student organizations, and building CSJ’s staff members’ capacity to oversee and advise student organizations through leadership development.

Rev. Brandon Harris

Protestant (American Baptist)

Rev. Harris was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Rochester, New York. Rev. Harris attended The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania where he obtained a B.A. in Political Science and Religion. He earned an M.Div. with certificates in Black Church Studies and Baptist Studies at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Rev. Harris is ordained in the American Baptist Churches USA and Progressive National Baptist Convention. In addition to serving as a Residential Minister, he is a Protestant Chaplain on the Main Campus of Georgetown.