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Ventures in Leadership Program

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?

This year, the Center for Leadership is accepting four (4) teams into its newest iteration of the Ventures in Leadership Program for executive development. New teams, existing teams with new projects, and groups that are taking on significant change are all quality candidates for this prestigious program. Previous program participants include:

If you would like to submit your team for an honored spot in the Ventures in Leadership Program, please read the detailed description and apply here. Applications for Spring 2018 are due March 5th at noon.

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).
  • 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
    • Comprised of full-time enrolled Northwestern undergraduate students
  • Student participants must be available for a one-hour meeting every other week with their Leadership Coach; this time is separate from regular scheduling your team might have for board meetings or group check-ins.

 Submission Instructions

  1. Apply for your group online using this link by Monday, March 5th at noon. Each group needs only to apply once, not per individual.
  2. If your team is selected for the second round on March 7th, prepare for a group interview to take place the week of March 12th-March 15th. Part of this second round may involve individual questionnaires.
  3. The four selected teams must be able to meet the requirements listed in the above sections.


Undergraduate Research Grant in Leadership

If you are interested in conducting a research project in leadership studies, the Center provides grants to undergraduate students, and Center directors Adam Goodman and Todd Murphy are designated advisors for grant recipients. Apply through the Office of Undergraduate Research

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