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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.




INFO SESSION: Minnesota Oral Histories Project

December 11, Freeman Commons - Humphrey Center (bagels and coffee will be provided)

History documents the "what," but we want to know about the "how" and "why" behind important leadership decisions.

About the project: CIL in partnership with Executive Leadership Fellow Patrick Coleman of the Minnesota Historical Society has worked with an interdisciplinary group of graduate students to research and conduct a first-person, substantive oral history of Minnesota governors, including their experiences in collaborating across party and sectoral boundaries. This oral history will be a University resource and will be offered to the Minnesota Historical Society for their permanent public affairs holdings. Coleman is also working with others to explore a similar project related to Minnesota women leaders during the 1970s and 1980s.

About the session: Join Patrick Coleman and the graduate students conducting the interviews to discuss their experience and lessons learned. Also, hear excerpts from the Lieutenant Governor Marlene Johnson and Governor Arne Carlson interviews.

Recruiting new students:

CIL is accepting applications for students in spring semester to research and conduct a first-person, substantive oral history of former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as well as Reatha Clark King and Minnesota women leaders. More info here.




























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