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Leadership Fellows

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Established in 1998, the Leadership Fellows is a personal and professional development program that develops tangible skills that students can use in their campus involvements, internships, jobs, or to even become involved on campus. Participants will gain skills through practical application, discussions, and interactive activities that they can use in multiple settings in their lives. They'll also have a lot of fun along the way!

The Leadership Fellows program at UNC Charlotte is a cohort-based program targeting upper-division students (sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors) which exposes aspiring leaders to leadership skills beyond the basics.

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Total training will consist of 12 two-hour sessions and a weekend retreat. Leadership Fellows will develop advanced leadership skills and behaviors practical for personal development. Fellows will learn from practical and hands-on experience and build upon a foundation that will assist them in future leadership positions.

Training will include most or all of the following topics:

  • Public Speaking 
  • Résumé Development and Interviewing 
  • Creative Problem Solving 
  • Professionalism and Etiquette
  • Personal Leadership Styles
  • Conflict Management
  • And more! 

Other Highlights

In addition to the topics learned, Fellows build meaningful relationships with their peers– including peer mentors who help guide them through the program. All of the Fellows participate in an overnight retreat and participate in community service as a part of the program. 

Participants will be provided with a program notebook and all other necessary materials. All participants will pay a $75 fee (paid in August) to cover program expenses and underwrite the cost of the retreat. Leadership Fellows will be offered in accordance with health and safety guidelines. 

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Approximately 60 upper-division students are accepted into the program. Applications are available in March each year for the next fall’s program. Applicants must be current freshmen, sophomores or juniors returning to the University in the Fall semester and be in good standing with the University. 

Applicants cannot be graduates of the Emerging Leaders program or Leadership Journey Learning Community.

Fall semester meetings take place on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM. Participants must arrange class schedules to accommodate the Wednesday meetings.

Leadership Fellows Advisor, Michael Maksymowski, and the Leadership Fellows STARS (peer mentors) will review all applications.

Application for fall 2024 are now closed

Applications were due Friday, March 29th at 11:59 p.m.