In February, the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) will launch the Leadership Fellows Program to develop leadership potential in select undergraduate students.
“This program aims to open doors for students. The Leadership Fellows will have access to the wisdom, experience and guidance to help them accelerate their leadership development,” said Nancy Lam, Guyette Professor of Responsible Leadership.
As part of the program, Fellows will meet a variety of seasoned professionals and industry leaders, including the President and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America Jim Guyette. Guyette, a SEBA alum, was instrumental in the launch of the Leadership Fellows Program. Other industry leaders will make themselves available to students to share their wisdom as well.
“You can learn about leadership concepts in class,” said Lam. “But in order to develop into a leader, you need experience along with the frameworks. This is what this program is designed to do. This program is a more structured pathway to becoming a leader.”
To provide that structure, Leadership Fellows will be mentored by Lam, as well as enrolled in Enactus—the community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using entrepreneurial action to transform lives—as a way to develop their leadership skills. Leadership Fellows will also sit on the Dean's Undergraduate Advisory Board for SEBA and attend with esteemed speaker panels from the school’s Executive Speaker Series.
“Ultimately we don't just want to cultivate leaders,” said Lam. “We want to cultivate responsible leaders. This program is a great way to do that.”