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Leadership Fellows Program

This one-year program, exclusively for Working Professional MBA students, is designed to help participants understand leadership, build self-awareness and strengthen leadership capabilities. The Leadership Fellows Program is designed to complement the UC Davis MBA core curriculum and continue the school’s mission to prepare innovative leaders for global impact. Interested students from both the Sacramento and Bay Area campuses must apply to be one of the 20 participants in the program.

Beginning with self-assessment and the creation of a personal Leadership Development Plan, the yearlong program delivers a series of three targeted workshops where you work closely with fellow students to develop your leadership skills in communication, coaching and innovation. 


The program starts with a self-assessment using the Leadership Practices Inventory. You’ll use your new insight to craft a personal leadership development plan.

Program Commitment

Selected participants are expected to attend four workshops led by industry experts.


The program concludes with the Reflections on Leadership interactive discussion. You’ll further refine your leadership potential under the guidance of an accomplished executive.

Workshop Topics

• Leadership Development Plan Workshop
• Leading through Communication
• Coaching for Excellence
• Challenging the Process
• Reflections on Leadership (small group sessions)