Leadership Scholars

As a GFX Leadership Scholar, you will develop leadership skills and connect with alumni leaders. This scholar experience will discuss topics related to leadership development and prepare you for future work as a leader.

Student Experiences

Hear from past scholars about what they learned!

Learn about leadership resources on campus and collaborate with the Illinois Leadership Center.

  1. Fall Semester

    This 1-credit hour course provides you with the opportunity to learn about leadership topics which today’s leaders need to achieve and maximize their impact.

  2. Spring Semester

    In the spring semester, you will participate in workshops and activities with the Illinois Leadership Center programming to continue developing your leadership skills and make progress towards the campus Leadership certificate. Additionally, you will be paired with an alumni mentor for individual leadership mentoring.

  3. Lifetime Leadership Mindset

    As a GFX Leadership Scholar, you will be prepared to act as a leader in the classroom, student organizations, and your future career!

Course Content

The course will focus on skills and attributes included in The Athena CORE10©, developed by the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College. The course will include guest speakers sharing their experiences as leaders while discussing topics such as vision, ambition, courage, entrepreneurial spirit, resilience, communication, leverage, collaboration, negotiation, advocacy, and emotional intelligence.