Jenks Leadership Program
The Class of 2017 on Graduation Day
About the Jenks Leadership Program
The Jenks Leadership Program (JLP) is the signature student leadership program of the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics and the Boston College community. JLP, named for Weston “Sandy” Jenks ’47, identifies and prepares undergraduate men and women to take up leadership roles in the service of others and the common good. Strongly influenced by Robert Greenleaf’s work on Servant Leadership, JLP provides a solid foundation to enable its graduates to become responsible leaders in a global society. This complements Sandy Jenks’s original vision and fits the motto he developed, “Learning for Leadership, Leadership for Service.”
The JLP consists of three modules with each module taking place over a semester:
Module One (Spring Semester I): Individual Leadership
Module one will consist of a series of workshops that work on developing participants’ individual leadership skills.
Module Two (Fall Semester I): Team Leadership
Module two’s workshops will focus on the dynamics of team leadership with participants being grouped into small teams (4-5 members) and each team planning a service project.
Module Three (Spring Semester II): Service Project
During module three, the teams will execute their service projects.
Did you know?
- That Jenks students have performed more than 200 hours of community service.
- That through the course of the program 20 hours are dedicated to leadership training.