Leadership in Action

The Carroll School houses several centers devoted to specific areas of research and practice that enhance the University community, numerous professions, and society at large. There are opportunities for students to engage with leading thinkers and theories, leveraging leadership opportunities and addressing urgent social issues.

Boston College Chief Executives Club

Widely recognized as one of the premier speaking forums in the world, Boston College Chief Executives Club brings together leaders of the world’s most successful corporations several times a year to exchange ideas with an audience of their peers. Recent keynoters include CEOs of Disney, Goldman Sachs, and Moderna.

Lynch Leadership Academy

The Lynch Leadership Academy strengthens skills among leaders at district, charter, and Catholic urban schools. Through retreats, coaching sessions, and workshops, LLA institutes effective school change.

Center for Corporate Citizenship

The Center is by far the largest corporate membership organization in the burgeoning arena of corporate social responsibility. It promotes this work through executive education, best-practices research, and other offerings including the world’s largest annual gathering of corporate citizenship professionals.

Center for Retirement Research

The Center plays a leading role in nationwide discussions of retirement policy. It conducts research, disseminates data, trains new scholars, and acts as an information and resource hub for the policy community and public.

Center for Work and Family

As a global leader in promoting workforce effectiveness, the Center acts as a unique resource for corporate member organizations. Recognized for its extensive collaboration with scholars and business leaders, the Center offers research, education, and partnership opportunities.

Edmund H. Shea, Jr., Center for Entrepreneurship

Emphasizing entrepreneurial thinking throughout the college experience, this center engages self-starting students with coursework, clubs, competitions, mentoring by prominent alumni, and real-world opportunities.

Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action

Using real estate as a catalyst for change in marginalized and vulnerable communities, the Corcoran Center fosters discussion, action, and the next generation of urban professionals.

Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics

Through innovative events, public lectures, and targeted research, this broad community brings together a variety of high-profile speakers and perspectives from business and society.