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Center for Integrative Leadership


The Center for Integrative Leadership is dedicated to examining and advancing a new vision for cross-sector leadership by addressing challenging issues of our time for a greater good.



CIL Accepting Grad Student Applications

 The Center for Integrative Leadership is accepting applications for two-three students to work with the Minnesota Historical Society’s Senior Curator and current CIL Executive Leadership Fellow Patrick Coleman. Students will work with Coleman to research and conduct a first-person, substantive oral history of Minnesota governors. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest to Sara via no later than October 15th, 2014. For more information, click here.

CIL September Newsletter

Read the Center's most recent newsletter for information about student initiatives, upcoming events, the Young African Leadership Initiative, new Center staff, and the 2014-2015 Executive Leadership Fellow. Read the newsletter here.


CIL and Humphrey School Host Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Center for Integrative Leadership—a project of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and several other colleges at the University of Minnesota—is pleased to have hosted the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, a new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). 

Beginning in June, 25 young civic leaders representing 18 African countries participated in a six-week academic institute focused on public management. The YALI program was created to inspire the leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and support for activities in their communities. Read the rest of the article on Humphrey School webpage...





Join CHANCE at the 2nd Annual West Bank Ride!

Saturday, October 4th, 1-4pm.

Official start is 301 Cedar Ave South (in front of The Hub/ Mayday Books)

Free and open to the public

Appropriate for all ages

The West Bank Business Association is again sponosoring the West Bank Ride, a non-competitive cycling event where guests can enjoy the creative side of the West Bank neighborhood.

CHANCE will be at the Mixed Blood theater stop where you can decorate your bike and view the local mural created by young artists from the Brian Coyle Center. More information is available here.




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Social Business Involves Integrative Leadership

What do Ben Franklin, Jeff Ochs, and the Center for Integrative Leadership have in common? All are recognized practitioners of leadership across business, government, and civil society sectors in pursuit of the common good. Ochs, who is finishing an MBA...

Posted on 10 February 2014 | 3:40 pm


Cultivating Change in the Academy: Practicing the Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter within the University of Minnesota

Since 2011, faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota who participate in a three-day CIL-sponsored leadership training have been applying what they learn to diverse contexts across the University. This collaboratively authored eBook features twenty-two stories describing how the Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter is impacting significant grassroots shifts in teaching, research and outreach across the University.