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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 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...

Interview with Daniel Forbes

Daniel Forbes is a professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management. In 2011, he formally joined the CIL steering committee and has been a valuable member ever since. We took some time to talk to Dan about his current research and its connection to integrative leadership. Read more...




First meeting of CHANCE for 2014-2015

12-1pm Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Humphrey School Freeman Commons

CHANCE is a student led organization to strengthen the relationship between the Cedar Riverside community and the University of Minnesota. If you are interested in learning more about Cedar Riverside or community-based work, this is the organization for you!

Please come to CHANCE's first meeting to learn more about the organization and how you can get involved. You can find the CHANCE meeting calendar for the year here.

First meeting of Common Grounds for 2014-2015

12-1pm Friday, September 26, 2014
Location TBD

Common Grounds is a cross-disciplinary, student led organization that seeks to put integrative leadership skills into action by providing professional research and consultation services to community organizations.

Please come to Common Grounds' first meeting to learn more about the organization and how you can get involved.





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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.