The Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush, today announced the 61 scholars invited to participate in the program’s second class.
These diverse leaders were chosen because of their desire and capacity to take their leadership strengths to a higher level in order to help their communities and our country. The 6-month executive-style program begins this week at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home.
Over the course of several months, scholars will travel to each participating presidential center to learn from former presidents, key administration officials, and leading academics. They will study and put into practice varying approaches to leadership, develop a network of peers, and exchange ideas with mentors and others who can help them make an impact in their communities.
The program is non-degree bearing, entails approximately 100 hours of informative sessions and case studies, and covers expansive approaches to leadership theory, drawing upon examples from recent presidents.
Scholars will visit the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in March, the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in April, the George W. Bush Presidential Center in May, and the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in June. The class will graduate at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas in July.
At each Presidential Center, sessions will focus on a specific core component of leadership and will include an in depth case study that is illustrative of the many competencies of that president. The curriculum draws from presidential center archives and other resources related to each administration, and provides insight into how each president addressed pressing challenges. The curriculum also relies upon analysis of how leaders across all sectors address similar types of challenges.
Sessions and case studies include:
In addition to interactive faculty-led sessions, scholars will hone their personal leadership development through work with coaches and mentors. Leadership development learning groups will offer support and partnership as they develop personal leadership projects designed to achieve positive social impact through the application of the skills they learn through the program.
The second cohort of 61 scholars was selected during a rigorous process that began with more than 600 applications. Scholars were selected based on their leadership growth potential and the strength of their personal leadership projects aimed at improving the civic or social good by addressing a problem or need in a community, profession, or organization.
The second cohort joins the alumni network of the first cohort of 60 scholars in the program. They include individuals from diverse backgrounds and geographies, coming from a variety of sectors, including private, public, non-profit, military, and academia.
2016 program participants include:
, Founder/CEO of InsightFull Box and Founder/CEO of Culture Relay, San Diego, CA; , Director of Corporate Communications, Walmart, Fayetteville, AR; , Director of Strategic Partnerships, Facebook, San Francisco, CA; , Founder and CEO, Atlas Service Corps, Washington, DC; , Chief Health Officer, Illinois Hospital Association, Chicago, IL; , Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Vissero Partners, Plano, TX; , Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development, Teach For All, Washington, DC; , CEO and Founder, inKind & Stop Soldier Suicide, Durham, NC; , Executive Director, Private Banking at JPMorgan Chase, New York, NY; , Executive Director, Chick-fil-A Foundation, and Vice President of Community Affairs at Chick-fil-A, Lilburn, GA; , CEO, Sprout, Inc. & Co-Founder, The Better Together Project, Arlington, VA; , President, Saint Francis Foundation, San Francisco, CA; , National Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, New York, NY; , Senior Fellow, The Lugar Center, Washington, DC; , CEO, The Bunker Labs, Chicago, IL; , Senior Advisor, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Hiring our Heroes Campaign, New York, NY; , Co- Managing Partner, Cross Boundary and Cross Boundary Energy, Washington, DC; , Chief of Police, Dubuque Police Department, Dubuque, IA; , Director of Presidential Transitions, Partnership for Public Service, Washington, DC; , President and CEO, Institute for Global Engagement, Washington, DC; , Executive Director, Radler Foundation, Fort Worth, TX; , Commander/ Director of the F-22 Combined Test Force, Edwards Air Force Base, CA; , Professor, New York University, Director, Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, New York, NY; , Head of Strategy & Planning, Communications & External Affairs, BP America, Washington, DC; , Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business: Small Business Legal Center, Arlington, VA; , Dean of the College of Education, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Midland, TX; , Head of U.S. Public Policy, LinkedIn, San Francisco, CA; , Vice President of Engagement, Florida International University, Miami, FL; , Director of Public Affairs, Dallas Citizens Council, Dallas, TX; , State Director, Human Rights Campaign-Arkansas, Little Rock, AR; , Chief External Affairs Officer, PACE Center for Girls, Inc., Jacksonville, FL; , Director of Outreach Development and Strategic Planning, No Greater Sacrifice, Harker Heights, TX; , Executive Director of Flight Operations, Western Michigan University, Grand Rapids, MI; , Energy Law Fellow, Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR; , Chief of Transformation and Innovation, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, TX; , Founding Partner and Managing Director, Hatzimemos/ Libby, Chair and Co-Founder, The Resolution Project, New York, NY; , President, San Antonio and Southwest Texas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, San Antonio, TX; , CEO, Hazel’s Hot Shot, Dallas, TX; , Director, Pensions & Capital Strategies, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC; , Vice President of Global Business Analysis & Operations, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC; , Vice President, Government Relations, Coca-Cola North America, Wheaton, MD; , Principal, Madrona Venture Group, Seattle, WA; , American Politics Instructor, United States Military Academy, Richmond, VA; , Vice President, Global Strategy – Banana Republic, Gap Inc., San Francisco, CA; , Senior Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY; , Vice President and Executive Director of Charitable Services, Rainwater Inc., Dallas, TX; , Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Austin, TX; , Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church – Carrolton, TX, Lewisville, TX; , Head of Global Strategic Partnerships, Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN; , Principal, Boston Consulting Group, Somerville, MA; , Neighborhood Developer, Hingetown, Principal, North Water Partners, Cleveland, OH; , Director of Community Development, Urban Strategies, Washington, DC; , Vice President of Global Programs, APCO Worldwide, Alexandria, VA; , Executive Director, Achievement Schools, Achievement School District, Memphis, TN; , Senior Vice President of Global Initiatives, Bay Area Council, Palo Alto, CA; , Chief, NGA Support Team TRANSCOM, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Edwardsville, IL; , Deputy Chief, Transition Team of the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency , Washington, DC; , Executive Associate to the Chancellor, Southern University at Shreveport, Ruston, LA; , President, Center for Counterasymmetric Studies, Washington, DC; , Chief of Staff, Amplify Education, New York, NY; , Commissioner of Health, State of New York, Rensselaer, NY
To learn more about the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, please visitwww.presidentialleadershipscholars.org.