• Participants in Chidsey leadership programs are provided structured opportunities to reflect on and grow from their experiences.

  • Chidsey programs and services reflect a commitment to experiential leadership development.

  • Leadership Fellows are people who want to use their gifts and talents to make a significant difference in their communities.

Chidsey Leadership Fellows

The purpose of the Chidsey Leadership Fellows program is to develop exceptional leaders who will make a lifetime impact and exemplify the values of Davidson College: honor, service, leadership, community, and respect for the dignity and work of all people.

The program enacts an experiential leadership learning environment where students bring their leadership experiences to seminars, reflect on those experiences, connect leadership frameworks to develop their own skills and understandings, and then apply what they learn. Seminars feature staff, faculty, alumni, and community members from a range of sectors and with a wealth of expertise in the field of leadership. It also employs a range of engaging formats including panel discussions, case studies, group activities, field trips, and discussions that encourage fellows to develop leadership.

Commitments of a Chidsey Leadership Fellow:

  • Attend biweekly meetings held on Mondays from 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Attend your cohort's retreat
  • Attend semester Chidsey Leadership Lecture
  • Attend the three (3) celebratory events throughout the year in August, November, and April