Each school year the CIL Executive Leadership Fellows Program invites up to four highly accomplished leaders from the public, private, or nonprofit sectors to enhance the academic environment of the Center by sharing their professional expertise through writing projects, original research, student consultation, faculty engagement, and teaching related to cross sector leadership.
Participation in the CIL Executive Leadership Fellows Program is flexible and can be tailored to fit the needs, availability, and interests of individual Fellows. In general, however, Fellows are asked to contribute an average of 10-16 hours per month throughout the academic year to:
• Engage in writing or research related to an integrative leadership issue of the Fellow’s choosing
• Serve in an ad hoc advisory capacity to CIL student leadership groups
• Present, lead, or participate in Leadership Forum discussions with University students, faculty, and staff
• Co-teach one or two graduate course sessions related to integrative leadership
Patrick Coleman is Senior Curator at the Minnesota Historical Society. He joins the CIL as the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits 2014 Transformational Leader Awardee, honored at the annual Minnesota Nonprofit Leadership Conference. Patrick has dedicated his work to acquiring rare and historic documents for the Minnesota Historical Society so that they can be properly cared for, preserved and made available to the public. In his 35 years at the Minnesota Historical Society, Patrick has placed a special emphasis on building the collection of novels and poetry by Minnesotan writers.