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Leadership Fellows Program

 What is it?

 The Leadership Fellows Program gives selected seniors the opportunity to more fully explore leadership, and to learn more about their own leadership style. Participants will participate in leadership activities with various leaders from local organizations. In addition, participants will engage in a one-on-one mentoring relationship with a manager from State Farm. Students will also complete a behavioral self-assessment and receive expert feedback regarding their style and the implications for leadership.  More information about the Leadership Fellows Program

Who can participate?

The program is open to students of all majors in the College of Business. Participation is limited to seniors. Students from all departments (Management, Accountancy, Finance and Marketing) have participated in the Leadership Fellows Program.

What is the cost?

There is no dollar cost. All expenses are covered by a grant from Caterpillar. The experience is not for academic credit and is not part of your course schedule.

How do I apply?

You must complete and submit an application by the due date for full consideration. A current resume must accompany your application. Additional information or interviews may be required. Criteria used for selecting students will focus on co-curricular experiences on and off campus as well as an explanation of your interest in the program Application materials for the spring 2019 program will be available on October 1, 2019.

What if I want more information?

For more information about the program or contact Dr. Richard Ringer in SFHB 331 (rcringer@ilstu.edu).

Key Dates in Leadership Fellows Program

  • Thursday, August 30 | 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. Meet and Greet Breakfast with State Farm mentors. During this session you will have an opportunity to meet your State Farm Mentor, to share contact information, and to begin to discuss the "plans" for your mentoring relationship over the semester. Location: SFH 430 
  • Early September: Links to complete Disc Assessment distributed to students. Students should work to complete the assessment as quickly as possible.
  • Friday, September 21 | 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Leadership Development Activity facilitated by State Farm. Lunch is included. Location: State Farm Corporate Headquarters.
    Late September (date time TBA). Feedback sessions for Disc Assessment.
  • Friday, October 12 | 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Leadership Development Activity facilitated by COUNTRY Financial. Location: COUNTRY Financial Corporate Headquarters.
  • Friday, October 26 | 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Leadership Development Activity facilitated by GROWMARK. Lunch is included. Location: GROWMARK Corporate Headquarters.
  • Friday, November 9 | 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Book Discussion (title TBA). Discussion facilitated by Tony Torres (State Farm Leadership Development). Location: SFH 412.
  • Friday, November 16 | 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Recognition Lunch. Location SFH 412
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