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Leadership Ventures

Are you looking to elevate your team's communication? Do you think your group is ready to unlock higher leadership potential? Would your team benefit from a $2,500 grant?

Each year, the Center for Leadership accepts 3 teams into the Leadership Ventures Program for leadership and organizational development. The program is specifically geared to help new teams, existing teams with new projects and groups that are taking on significant change. Previous program participants include:

Requirements and Selection Process

  • Group size: 3-6 members
    • A maximum of 6 members from each group can participate in the program, typically executive leadership for larger groups. (Exceptions can be made, as mutually agreed between CFL and your group).
    • Comprised of full-time enrolled Northwestern undergraduate students
  • Group status: Your group does not need to be university recognized or already established, you simply must be either:
    • A new organization getting set up in the past year
    • An existing team taking up a new project outside of what you have done in the past
    • A team going through significant change
  • Student participants must be available for 5 one-hour meetings with their Leadership Coach throughout the quarter; this time is separate from regular scheduling your team might have for board meetings or group check-ins. 

The application period for the 2022 program will open in February and selections will be announced prior to Spring Break. With additional questions, e-mail us at

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