What is the ASU Leadership Institute?
The ASU Leadership Institute immerses leaders in the culture and assets essential to ASU’s future and the impact of higher education on society. During this structured nine-month program, participants will meet renowned professors and practitioners at ASU as well as university executive leaders. ASU Leadership provides a transformative experience, inspiring leaders to innovate and strengthen our community.
Where can I get more information on the program?
This website serves as a guide to provide information about the program and its application and selection process. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-965-2133.
Who can apply?
The program is open to all ASU degreed alumni who have an interest in serving their community and ensuring the future of higher education. The institute seeks Sun Devils who will enjoy spending focused time at their alma mater, with leaders of the country's most innovative university (U.S. News & World Report, 2016, 2017, 2018), and who can successfully complete the program and become involved with ASU afterward.
How do I apply?
The application process is open from April 15–May 31, 2018, for the Class of 2019. If you’ve missed that deadline, please feel free to submit your interest for the Class of 2020.
Will you consider applicants from outside the Phoenix metropolitan area?
Absolutely. All participants will be required to fulfill all time and project requirements at their own expense, in addition to application and tuition fees.
What is the time commitment, and how long are program days?
The time commitment for the ASU Leadership Institute includes nine ASU Innovation Days (9 a.m.–4 p.m.), orientation, graduation, the ASU/Sun Devil Impact project and one-time service on a panel. (Attendance is mandatory for orientation, the first ASU Innovation Day and graduation, with no exceptions.) If you cannot commit to the schedule, please consider applying at another time when it better suits your schedule.
What is the schedule for the institute?
Orientation dates for 2019 institute:
August 14, 2018, 4–7 p.m.
Innovation dates for 2019 institute:
August 31, 2018, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
September 28, 2018, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
October 26, 2018, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
November 16, 2018, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
December 14, 2018, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
January 25, 2019, 9 a.m.–4 p.m..
February 22, 2019, 9 a.m.–4 p.m..
March 22, 2019, 9 a.m.–4 p.m..
April 26, 2019 (includes graduation)
What topics are covered during program days?
Topics include an overarching presentation on the structure and impact of the ASU enterprise; health initiatives and significant partnerships; Sun Devil Athletics; student engagement; applied technology; universal learner, K-12 and precollege education; applied-use research; design and the arts; and the latest innovations from ASU.
How much does the ASU Leadership Institute cost?
Tuition fees are $1,500 and due on August 31, 2018. There is early-bird pricing of $1,200 if paid in full by August 14, 2018. The tuition covers full participation in all ASU Innovation Days, all materials and meals during the program.
Is there a tuition refund policy if an employee withdraws or leaves the company?
ASU Alumni will reimburse 50 percent of tuition costs if the participant withdraws prior to the start of the program. Due to the nature of the program, reimbursements are not available after the start of the program, and both the participant and his/her employer will be liable for any unpaid tuition balance.
How do employers benefit from sponsoring an applicant?
Employers benefit from an employee’s improved leadership and the team and problem-solving skills developed during the coursework. Through an employee’s involvement, the employer gains access to a broad network of prestigious leadership contacts; extensive knowledge of higher education and its impact on society; and how the nationally recognized most innovative university in the U.S. prepares the next generation of leaders. Through this nine-month program, participants will learn the value and strength of individuals impacting change.
Does an individual need their employer’s permission to apply?
Yes. All participants must have their employer’s permission to participate, and participants must indicate the commitment on the application form.
I do not work for a company; I own my business. Can I apply?
Absolutely. In this case, please submit a letter of recommendation from another source, such as a mentor, business partner, former professor, former colleague, etc.
What are the expectations upon completion of the program?
After successful completion of the program, we want participants to stay involved in the ASU Leadership Institute, become involved in the university by serving on a board or council, help create and/or fundraise for student scholarships, serve as ambassadors for ASU in the community, and help ensure the ongoing success of this program.