Leadership Fellows Program
For Part-time MBA students

Information about the 2015 Leadership Fellows Program is coming soon. You may review details from the 2014 session, below, for your reference. 


The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is pleased to announce the kickoff of the 2014 Leadership Fellows Program for our Part-time MBA students. This program 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. This training series gives participants additional tools to boost both leadership skills and professional achievement.


Qualified students who are interested in the LFP program will go through a selection process, of which only 20 will be chosen (combined from the Bay Area and Sacramento program locations). To qualify, students should be:

  • Currently enrolled in either the Bay Area or Sacramento MBA Program
  • Completed all first-year core coursework
  • In good academic standing

This includes students that may complete their degree during the course of the Leadership Fellows Program. We will give preference to students who are closest to graduating.

Program Commitment

The participants chosen for the program will attend four workshops led by industry experts, develop a personal Leadership Development Plan, and be given opportunities to meet with current business leaders. The program begins with a kickoff workshop where students will assess their current leadership skills. Throughout the duration of the program students will receive continuous feedback on this assessment as well as the Leadership Development Plan drafted in the workshop. Subsequent workshop topics include Leading through Communication, Coaching for Excellence and Challenging the Process. Participants will wrap up and reflect on their experience and insights and be awarded their certificate of completion.

Application Details

To apply for the Leadership Fellows Program, students must submit the following by March 31, 2014 to
1. An updated résumé
2. A list of previous and current leadership activities
3. An essay:
    a. Considering your personal experience and results of the Leadership Practices Inventory, describe what leadership means to you.
    b. What you hope to gain in your role as a Leadership Fellow?

Important Program Dates

  • Applications Due: March 31
  • All Applicants Notified: April 14
  • Commitment Deadline: April 21
  • Kickoff and Leadership Development Plan Workshop: April 27 ( San Ramon)
  • Workshop 1: Leading Through Rapport – June 29 (Davis)
  • Workshop 2: Leading with Emotional Intelligence – September 28 (Sacramento)
  • Workshop 3: Leadership in Business – November 2 (Davis)


What is the Program Commitment?
During the program, fellows will attend four targeted workshops as well as create a personal Leadership Development Plan.

Can I still apply if I graduate before the program ends?
Yes, as long as you were enrolled for at least one quarter in the year you apply for, you are still eligible to participate.

Do I have to attend all workshops?
Yes, all workshops are mandatory. Exceptions will only be made in extreme cases.

How soon will I find out if I was accepted into the program?
We will notify all applicants by April 7, 2014.

Where will the workshops be held?
Workshops will be held on the following afternoons:

• Sunday, April 27 – San Ramon
• Sunday, June 29 – Davis
• Sunday, September 28 – Sacramento
• Sunday, November 2 – Davis

Can anyone enrolled in the MBA program attend the workshops?
No, the workshops will only be open to those who have been accepted into the LFP.

Can I earn academic credit by participating in the LFP?
No, the workshops will not count toward your graduation requirements.

What happens if I miss a workshop?
You will not be able to continue the program if you do not attend all sessions.

Can I participate more than one year?
No, the program is not designed for participation more than once.

If I am not accepted the first year, can I try again the following year?
Candidates who are not selected in their first year can reapply. Preference will be given to students in their final year.

Who do I send my application materials to?
Please submit application materials to

Do I have to pay for the program?
No, it is included in course tuition fees.

Further questions should be directed to Assistant Dean James Stevens.


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