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CIL Leadership Fellows

We believe that leadership can be taught and practiced just like riding a bike or playing the violin. We also know that leadership is dynamic and looks different to all students. With this in mind, the CIL Leadership Fellows program has been designed to provide an in-depth exploration of skill building by following a series of training exercises. Over the course of the semester, students will be challenged to build creative confidence in problem-solving, failure resiliency, communication styles, and conflict resolution (just to name a few!). 

The CIL has partnered with an organization called the Collegiate Leadership Competition (CLC) to provide a comprehensive curriculum that will be used throughout the course of the semester. As part of the CLC program, the CIL Leadership Fellows will compete in an intercollegiate competition hosted by the CLC in April. Teams will be assessed on how well they have mastered a variety of terms and concepts that will be taught during the 10-week curriculum. 

To learn more about what we’ll be doing as Leadership Fellows, watch this video, or this one

The CIL Leadership Fellows are expected to participate fully in the:

  • Season Opener: January 20th
  • 10 weekly practices on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 - 6:00 pm ET
  • April CLC Global Finals Competition April 7th and 9th

Applications for Spring Cohort are now OPEN!

Submit your application before December 1st, 2021. [Apply Here!]

Have questions? Please contact Carl Sveen ( or Samantha Coccerino (