LEAD Forward Program

LEAD Forward is a year long executive leadership skills training fellowship program whose distinguished members have developed a passion for leadership, demonstrated personal growth, and desire to leave a leadership legacy at the University of Evansville.

LEAD Forward is housed within the Schroeder School of Business and is open to all students across the university.

Program benefits:

  • Engage business leaders and receive unparalleled access to real business leadership issues.
  • Build your core leadership skills.
  • Participate in leadership retreats, receive special access to executives over dinners and meet new friends through your LEAD Forward cohort.
  • Be mentored by former Starbucks Category Manager for Brewed Coffee and Espresso Professor Mindy Sagez; director of the LEAD Forward program
  • Full coverage of program expenses.
  • Grow relationships with your cohort that will last a lifetime!
Key Fellowship (1st Year) Elements:

Leadership Speaker Series: Engage regional & national business leaders who provide you a unique perspective on leadership, life, and business.

Leadership Modules: Engage with cohort while learning about key topics throughout your year as a fellow.

Bill & Jennifer Johnson Leadership Retreat: Fellows will be stretched out of their comfort zones and participate in an intensive 48 hours of team building activities, prior to the start of classes in August. Held at the New Harmony Inn & Conference Center, participate in group dynamics lessons, begin MBTI and TKI, establish group objectives, and much more!

Continuous Experiential Learning: Fellows will meet each week to discuss books, articles, cases, and activities on current leadership topics.

LEAD Forward Ambassadors: Fellows will serve the community by directing a social responsibility project each year.

Amazing Chase: Participate in the Amazing Chase, throughout the city of Evansville, and other team building activities and challenges.

Fellows that complete the first year of LEAD Forward are eligible to apply to be a LEAD Facilitator (2nd Year).

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Room 152, Schroeder School of Business Building