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Leadership Fellows

Leadership Fellows


Established in 1998, the Leadership Fellows program promotes, trains, and develops specific skills desired by students interested in leadership roles. Through practical applications, experiential learning and related topics specific to leadership development, students will make positive contributions to University organizations and the surrounding community. They’ll also have a lot of fun along the way!

The Leadership Fellows program at UNC Charlotte is a special training program targeting upper-division students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) which exposes aspiring leaders to leadership skills beyond the basics.


Total training will consist of ten two-hour sessions and a weekend retreat. Leadership Fellows will develop advanced leadership skills and behaviors practical for personal development. They will learn from practical and hands-on experience and build upon a foundation that will assist them in future leadership positions.

Training will include most or all of the following topics:

  • Public Speaking 
  • Resume and Interview Building 
  • Leading in Diverse Settings 
  • Creative Problem Solving 
  • Professionalism and Etiquette
  • Teambuilding
  • And more! 

Participants will be provided with a program notebook and all other necessary materials. All participants will pay a $70 fee (paid in August) to cover program expenses and underwrite the cost of the overnight retreat.


Applications for Fall 2020 are available now! 

Approximately 50 upper-division students are accepted into the program. Applications are available in March each year for the next fall’s program. Applicants must be current freshmen, sophomores or juniors returning to the University in the Fall semester and be in good standing with the University.

Applicants cannot be graduates of the Emerging Leaders program or Leadership Journey Learning Community.

Fall semester meetings take place on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM. Participants must arrange class schedules to accommodate the Wednesday meetings.

Leadership Fellows Advisor, Michael Maksymowski, and the Leadership Fellows STARS will review all applications.