Advanced Leaders is a special topics leadership experience for UMSL students. The program offers students the unique opportunity to explore, discuss, and analyze various professional fields directed by executive officials from various companies, corporations, industries, public service, sports and entertainment, as well as the art community throughout the St. Louis metropolitan region. The program introduces information that a rising leader should possess and considers what those in executive leadership positions should know when planning to choose a career path. During Friday Career Excursions, students get exposure to different philosophies and styles of leadership, which help them become more comfortable with the transition from the classroom to the boardroom. Advanced Leaders takes place only during the fall semester.
Previous Career Excursion Sites:
Clayton City Hall
Magic House – St. Louis Children’s Museum
Metropolitan Police Department - Police Chief
St. Louis Cardinals Organization
St. Louis Lambert International Airport
St. Louis Rams Training Facility
United Way St. Louis

Times, Instructors and Locations:
Participants will meet for Career Excursions on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. until 200 p.m., starting September 20, 2013, through November 1, 2013.
Our kick-off session will be held in Millennium Student Center, and thereafter at designated facilities throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Region. Locations and meeting times will be listed under the program schedule in August. Each Friday sessions will take place off-campus, and be hosted by an executive official who will lecture for 45 minutes. Trips will also include a tour of the facilities and lunch if possible. In addition to the Friday sessions, participants will have to complete at least four optional sessions and two Leadership-To-Go) to be held throughout the week.

Deadline to apply is Friday, September 6th at midnight. Stay tuned for the 2013 Advanced Leaders Career Excursion Schedule of events and optional meetings. Sessions are facilitated by Leadership & Training staff: Jessica A. Thornton, Coordinator for Leadership & Training,, and lectures by guest speakers within the UMSL and St. Louis community.