Learn outside of the classroom and expand your knowledge with off-campus, real-world experiences. The Wilson Center supports off-campus professional development opportunities that build leadership and innovation skills for students. Bring the important skills you learn at Grinnell into your life. These professional development opportunities help enhance your life experience – whether in your career and service or in your learning and critical thinking skills – while building your social and professional network.
The Wilson Center is open to sponsoring events, conferences, and other relevant off-campus opportunities that you believe strengthen your innovation and leadership skills, knowledge, and critical thinking ability. We offer funding for some experiences that make an impact and align with our mission.
To be considered for funding, students must submit a well-articulated proposal. While all proposals are considered, there is no guarantee they will be accepted.
See a list of conferences the Wilson Center has sponsored or may be of interest to students to foster their leadership and/or innovation skills.