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Center for Integrative Leadership

The Center for Integrative Leadership seeks to foster cross-sector and boundary-spanning leadership to address significant societal challenges (sometimes called Grand Challenges) for a greater good.

                Above: The 2015 University of Minnesota cohort of Mandela Washington Fellows. More here.



CIL Introduces Executive Leadership Fellows for 2015-2016.

Each academic year the Center for Integrative Leadership invites a small number of highly accomplished leaders from the private sector, academia, government and the non-profit sector to join us as Executive Leadership Fellows. Fellows bring their experience and expertise to contribute to the life of the Center and the University and in turn benefit from being a part of the University community.

  • Patrick Coleman - Senior Curator, Minnesota Historical Society
  • Beth Fagin - Senior Director of Pediatric Therapies for St David’s Center for Children and Family Development
  • Allen Levine - Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota
  • Scott Peterson - Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, The Schwan Food Company
  • Dianna Shandy - Professor of Anthropology, Macalester College

For full bios and a description of where their work with the Center will focus click here.




Bagels Beyond Boundaries with Minnesota Rising

February 4, Wilkins Room- Humphrey Center

Founded in 2009, Minnesota Rising is a network of emerging leaders in Minnesota. Minnesota Rising works to build relationships, trust, and a shared vision for Minnesota, and focuses on developing the collective capacity of this generation for impacting Minnesota's future. Join Supporting Steward Eriks Dunens talk about Minnesota Rising as well as introduce their Cascading Conversation initiative. CIL has invited it's interdisciplinary student initiative called Common Grounds to participate in the discussion.

Minnesota Rising's Cascading Conversations objective is to strengthen the network and capacity of emerging leaders in Minnesota and to work toward a shared vision for the future of our state. We think University of Minnesota are the leaders today and tomorrow and should be engaging in these conversations.

About the Series: Bagels Beyond Boundaries provides an informal space for students, staff and faculty to engage in discussion over bagels and coffee. Speakers from different sectors will illuminate examples from their own experience or research on ways to bring people together across boundaries to address a particular issue.






























The Center for Integrative Leadership does not receive tuition funding. We rely on the generous donations from supporters, like YOU!