As our Initiative grows, we will offer leadership development and continuing education opportunities for community members, organizational leaders, alumni, and other groups to ensure we build our community's capacity for principled leadership.
Presently, we engage with the community in two primary means: through community service and pro-bono projects.
Get Involved with the Fisher Leadership Initiative
To ensure that participants in Fisher Leadership Initaitive programs have opportunities to practice and apply their leadership abilities through real-world experiences, we partner with organizations to offer team-oriented consultative projects for students to address each semester.
These projects: (1) consist of real challenges or opportunities facing the organization, (2) cannot have a pre-determined solution, (3) are championed by a leader within the organization, and (4) include other organizational contacts who offer feedback to students throughout the project.
In fall 2016 alone, students involved with the Fisher Leaders Program:
Completed 6 pro-bono projects with local and national non-profit organizations
Devoted 1100+ hours of work for those organizations
Delivered the following products: 1. HR strategy to facilitate organizational communication and culture change based on data from a recent culture survey and personal interviews with employees 2. Comprehensive strategic marketing plan to complement the launch of a new public center, recommending tools for building awareness among constituents, garnering additional funds, and means for assessing marketing effectiveness 3. Entrepreneurship curriculum for implementation with inmates who are close to re-entering society to ensure they have skills they need for employment, coupled with the strategic plan to ensure its successful launch and sustainable operation 4. Robust strategic plan for national organization engaging in new strategic planning process 5. Feasibility study for a local non-profit looking to expand into a social enterprise 6. Marketing channel recommendations to broaden the organization's reach and add a revenue stream for the organization