“Within the character of the citizen lies the welfare of the nation.”
-Cicero, Roman Philosopher 106-43 BC
The Leaders of Character Initiative was started in 2012 by members of the West Point Society of Cincinnati. The initiative has two primary goals:
1. Identify and Build New Leaders of Character
2. Recognize and Support Current Leaders of Character.
The vision of the initiative is to make the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Area a nationally recognized source of Leaders of Character that selflessly serve our communities and nation.
In February of 2013 we completed the first ever Leadership and Ethics Seminar for high school students in support of the first goal listed above. The event was a major success, here is a little of what was said about the event.
“This was extremely awesome. The connection was incredible; lessons learned were eternal. I definitely learned leadership qualities that were indispensable..”
“I thought this was a fantastic program and I learned many valuable lessons. I would suggest making this a longer event with more activities.”
“Absolutely loved this seminar! I really did learn a lot and met some wonderful new people. Thank you for organizing this seminar and having me!”
“This was a great experience! I would definitely come back if offered the opportunity. Thank you!”
“I have been in education 35 years and never heard anyone give a talk like Dr. Garcia. The best part of the conference is for each of us to think that we may be leaders one day. Even in college when I took teaching classes, no one ever talked to us about how as a teacher you are to be a leader in the classroom. The students on Friday experienced more than I ever did in my college preparation. I really liked the ethics part of the program. That is so lacking in today’s world. You did a fantastic job! “
“What a wonderful day! One of the best professional development days I have ever attended..”
“Expose as many faculty and students to this seminar as possible! Great stuff – Expand enrollment opportunities, if possible.”
“Friday’s event was outstanding. … I hope this becomes an annual opportunity. I already have people in mind to attend future seminars!”