renee elise goldsberry performing at wake forest
Tony award winning actress Renee Elise Goldsberry performs on stage at Wait Chapel on Friday, February 1, 2019 as part of the Arts of Leading conference.

Educating Character Across Differences:
Cultivating Communities of Character in the University (2024 – upcoming)

Educating Character Across Differences, presented by our Educating Character Initiative (ECI), is an international, interdisciplinary conference that aims to explore opportunities for cultivating communities of character among university faculty, staff, and students across a variety of differences. This event will be held at Wake Forest University December 5-7, 2024.

Educating Character Across the University (2022)

More than 200 educators, administrators, and staff from colleges and universities across the country and world gathered to highlight promising work on character education in the university context and strengthen a community of scholars across institutions and academic communities focused on educating character in their contexts.

Character and the Professions (2021)

This virtual conference sought to explore the role of character in the professions and elevate the virtues that are most important for professionals across six professional contexts: public life, religious leadership, engineering and technology, medicine, business, and law.

The Arts of Leading (2019)

This interdisciplinary conference brought together distinguished scholars and practitioners to explore how the humanities and liberal arts can expand and enliven our understanding of leadership.

Cultivating Virtue in the University (2017)

This conference at the University of Oxford brought together leading experts in history, literature, philosophy, theology and the social sciences to explore the role of character development in higher education.