It's been more than a decade since the Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence opened its doors to the Indianapolis community.
Professionals who engage with the Tobias Leadership Center are molded and fine-tuned, developing leadership skills they will carry with them throughout their personal and professional lives. Founded by Randall L. Tobias, the former president and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company, the Tobias Leadership Center partners with four schools on both the IUPUI and Bloomington campuses, including Kelley School of Business, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, School of Education and School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
One of the Tobias Center’s most notable successes: the Hoosier Fellows Program. Each year the center selects senior executives to engage as Hoosier Fellows. Although the fellows arrive with high-level skills and broad experience, they seek additional dimensions to their leadership journey.
The 2017 cohort of Hoosier Fellows consists of executives from the non-profit, for-profit, public and academic sectors.. Julie Manning Magid, director of the Tobias Leadership Center, notes that this is the only research institution-based leadership program to promote critical multi-sector perspective and to train deliberately on the systemic and long term results of addressing problems through multiple lenses.