CIL Fellows

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CIL Fellows Program

2023-2024 Cohort Application

Become an innovative leader!

The CIL Fellows Program is a selective, 10-month program (June 2023-March 2024) for Flex MBA students who are committed to developing and strengthening their leadership knowledge, skills and abilities. Selected students will start the program with a 2-credit residency course that focuses on evidence-based research and introduces practical tools for building self-awareness in influencing others, skillfully leading teams and navigating organizational challenges and dynamics. After the course, the cohort will stay connected to each other and the program through small group learning sessions, experiential leadership treks, networking events and a capstone portfolio project.

Program Design

  • 2-credit residency course in June 2023
  • Peer Networking Groups for accountability and feedback
  • Leadership Coaching (individual and small group)
  • Leadership Treks (full-day, on-site experiences)
  • CIL learning seminars and networking sessions

Application Process

  • Complete the online application process by February 28, 2023.
    • Applicants must have an intended graduation date no earlier than May 2024
    • Applicants must have completed at least 6 credits in the Flex MBA degree program and be in good academic standing
    • Applicants must have completed the 'Leadership and Organizational Behavior' course (or the equivalent 'Leadership in Organizations' course) by June 2023, as a prerequisite for the Fellows residency course
  • Applications will be reviewed and evaluated based on demonstrated interest and commitment to leadership development
    • Reviewers will consider applicants' thoughtful and specific articulation of the following topics:
      • Personal experience as a leader (past and present)
      • Growth areas and current limits as a leader
      • Goals and opportunities as a result of participating in the Fellows program
  • Accepted Fellows will be notified by March 28, 2023 and will be automatically registered for the 2-credit residency course
    • Accepted Fellows must attend the residency course in Baltimore June 5-9, 2023.
    • Fellows are responsible for the 2-credit tuition fee for the course, and for any personal transportation to/from Baltimore for the residency course.
    • Lodging, most meals, and activity fees for participating in the course will be covered by the CIL Fellows program.

For questions about the Fellows program or the application process, email Mike Doyle -

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Want to Learn More?

Virtual information session: Monday, February 13, Noon-1pm ET.

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