We believe that our students, our school, and our community are at its best when we equip young people with the necessary skills and resources to lead effectively and compassionately, as Jesus did.
Born out of our desire to answer Pope Francis’s call to be compassionate leaders, Leadership McNick is an intentional, faith-filled journey that helps students develop Catholic values and find their God-given brilliance.
During their four-year journey, students will participate in formal leadership training provided by the Xavier Leadership Center, a variety of faith-filled and community-centered retreats, daily CREW sessions with faculty mentors that offer rich opportunities for small group leadership, and mentoring programs and relationship-building opportunities with faculty, alumni, and peers.
Be leaders wherever it behooves you to be. Leaders of thought, leaders of action, leaders of joy, leaders of hope, leaders of the construction of a better world.
Throughout their four years at McNicholas, students will benefit from custom, formal leadership training with the XLC and, upon graduation, will have earned a Xavier Leadership certificate and digital badge.
McNicholas is excited to unveil Leadership McNick, its newest initiative in the development of compassionate leaders. Leadership McNick is a four-year, intentional growth experience that combines high-quality leadership training with small-group relationship building, retreat programming, vocation and career exploration, and formal and informal mentoring.
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