Advanced Leaders is a special topics leadership experience for UMSL students who have an understanding of basic leadership skills and practices. The program offers students the unique opportunity to explore, discuss, and analyze many professional fields directed by executive officials from various companies, corporations, industries, public services, sports and entertainment areas, 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 their 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 during the fall semester only.
Previous Career Excursion Sites Include:
- Clayton City Hall Magic House – St. Louis Children’s Museum Meritz
- 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 11:00am - 2:00pm, beginning September 26, 2014 - November 14, 2014. 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 September. Each Friday session 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 sessions to be held throughout the week.
Advanced Leaders Curriculum
Stay tuned for the 2014 Advanced Leaders Career Excursion Schedule of Events and optional meetings. Sessions are facilitated by staff in the Office of Student Life and may include lectures by guest speakers within the UMSL and St. Louis community.
Deadline to Apply:
The deadline to apply for the 2014 Advanced Leaders Program is Monday, September 15 at 5pm. To apply click here.