Welcome to the Center for Integrative Leadership

The Center for Integrative Leadership seeks to catalyze, support and inform collaborative action to address significant and solvable societal challenges.

What is integrative leadership?

Shared leadership can take many forms to create coordinated action for public good.

Mandela Washington Fellows Program

Leading Across Sectors to Address Grand Challenges

The redesigned Leading Across Sectors to Address Grand Challenges course teaches graduate students the skills to work across boundaries to solve complex social problems. Register for the Fall 2019 course.

Bagels Beyond Boundaries

Bagels Beyond Boundaries provides an informal space for students, staff and faculty to engage in discussion over bagels and coffee. Speakers from different sectors illuminate examples from their own experience or research on ways to bring people together across boundaries to address a particular issue.

We represent the commitment of the University of Minnesota’s policy, business, public health, education and law schools to shared leadership for public good.

We believe hybrid approaches offer promising solutions to complex challenges.

We seek to contribute expertise and capacity to understanding, organizing and sustaining intersector, interdisciplinary, and other cross-cutting efforts to address significant and solvable issues.

We proudly share the University of Minnesota’s overarching goal of enhancing individual and community capacity for a changing world.

  • Programs, Projects and Coursework

    We are committed to preparing students who have the skills, knowledge and experience to function effectively in and change for the better our complex, shared-power world.

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  • Research

    We contribute to increased understanding of the success factors for shared leadership through the research of our Center-affiliated faculty, staff and students.

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  • Gatherings

    We believe that fostering civil dialog and debate related to complex challenges is an essential tool of integrative leadership.

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  • Fellowships and Awards

    Our award and fellowship programs drive greater recognition for the hard and often unsung work of integrative leadership by students, faculty and leaders from different sectors, professions or disciplines.

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  • Portrait of Samantha Silker

    Samantha Silker

    Program Director

  • Kathy Quick

    Co-Academic Director

  • Myles Shaver

    Co-Academic Director

  • Vanessa Laird

    Senior Fellow