Unlike other community leadership programs in Indiana, the Fellows Program is dedicated to developing leadership in high-potential, experienced leaders. The program focuses on you and your performance, helping you gain new skills and leadership competencies you can use to make your organization stronger and more successful.
Expect the unexpected
Get ready to explore all facets of leadership
In the Fellows Program, you’ll:
- Confront leadership dilemmas in a range of environments that are very different from your own
- Be motivated to look deep within yourself on issues critical to good leadership
- Interact with leaders and leadership scholars both during and after the program
- Take part in shared experiences that will strengthen your understanding of leadership in context
Build your network
You’ll have time to get to know the other fellows well when you share stories and journals of your leadership experiences. You’ll meet and interact with outstanding leaders and experts in the field of leadership. You’ll be invited to Tobias Leadership Center events and lectures. And you’ll work with our faculty fellows—a core group of IU faculty who do research, teach classes, and conduct workshops related to leadership. After successful completion of the Fellows Program, you’re automatically a member of the Tobias Leadership Network.
President and CEO, NICO Corporation
“The Tobias Fellows experience provided an opportunity for me to broaden my knowledge base, thought process, and contacts within the community while engaging in both classroom and hands-on experience.”
Explore leadership in a variety of environments
Although the Fellows Program is based in Indianapolis, you’ll travel across the state and beyond to discover how leadership elements vary in military, religious, sports, entertainment, government, education, and business environments.
Past venues include:
- Camp Atterbury
- Fort Knox
- St. Meinrad monastery
- Professional sports facilities
- Indianapolis Opera
- City and state government facilities
- University of Notre Dame
- Indiana University
- United States Military Academy at West Point
Tobias Fellows meet monthly for 10 months. Unless otherwise specified, sessions begin on Thursday evenings with dinner and an evening program and conclude around 3 p.m. on Friday afternoons. Many activities are held in Indianapolis, but some sessions take place in other locations.
As a Tobias Fellow, you’re expected to be present at all meetings. You’ll also have homework to do between class sessions.
Future dates are tentative and may be subject to change. There are no classes in July or August.
- January 24-25
- February 14-15
- March 14-15
- April 17-19
- May 9-10
- June 13-14
- September 12-13 (depart at 10 a.m. on the 12th)
- October 17-18 (depart at 8 a.m. on the 17th)
- November 7-8
- December 19-20
If you have questions or would like additional information about the Fellows Program, please contact us.