Educating Character Initiative Webinar Series: How to Educate Character in the University

Join us for a series of online workshops on how to educate character in the university, moderated by Jennifer Rothschild, Senior Scholar of Character Education with the Educating Character Initiative at Wake Forest University:


Seven Strategies for Cultivating Virtue in the University

Session Leader: Michael Lamb, Executive Director of the Program for Leadership and Character, Wake Forest University

Description: In this session Michael Lamb will provide a theoretical framework and practical examples for seven strategies of character development: (1) habituation through practice, (2) reflection on personal experience, (3) engagement with virtuous exemplars, (4) dialogue that increases virtue literacy, (5) awareness of situational variables, (6) moral reminders, and (7) friendships of mutual accountability. Based on work at Wake Forest and with the Oxford Character Project, these seven strategies offer potential guidance for educators who aspire to develop character education programs in their institutions.

Date, Time, and Location: Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET on Zoom


Educating Character Initiative Webinar Series: Character Program Spotlight

Join us for a series of workshops shining a spotlight on excellent programs in educating character, co-sponsored by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues:


Oxford Character Project (University of Oxford)

Session Leaders: Dr. Edward Brooks, Executive Director of the Oxford Character Project & Anjali Sarker, Programme Manager Oxford Character Project

Date/Time: March 7, 2024 at 11 a.m.

Notes: Part of the Flourishing Student International Webinar Series, in partnership with the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues


Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership (Ivey Business School)

Session Leaders: Dusya Vera, Executive Director, Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, Professor, Strategy & General Management; & Gerard Seijts, Professor, Organizational Behaviour; former/founding Executive Director and Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership

Date/Time: May 15, 2024 at 10 a.m.

Notes: Part of the Flourishing Student International Webinar Series, in partnership with the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues


Civic Humanism Centre for Character and Professional Ethics (University of Navarra)

Session Leaders: Emma Cohen de Lara, Director of the “Leadership as Service Program. Developing Purpose and Character”, University of Navarra & José M. Torralba, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Navarra

Date/Time: July 2, 2024 at 11 a.m.

Notes: Part of the Flourishing Student International Webinar Series, in partnership with the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues


Previous Events


How to Build the Institutional Capacity to Educate Character: Lessons Learned at Wake Forest University

Session Leaders: Michael Lamb, Executive Director of the Program for Leadership and Character, and Kenneth Townsend, Executive Director of Leadership and Character in the Professional Schools, Wake Forest University

Description: In this session Michael Lamb and Kenneth Townsend shared their experiences building institutional capacity for educating character by sharing insights from their work at Wake Forest University. They reflected on lessons learned while establishing the Program for Leadership and Character as they looked back on their efforts to engage diverse stakeholders, build faculty and staff partnerships, and support the character development of students. Watch their presentation here, or below:

Listen to the entire webinar presentation and a question-and-answer session below: