Responsible leadership and empowered followership are two sides of the same coin. Both matter. Sooner or later, everything we do comes down to how we lead and follow.

Stephanie Lindsay

Students come to MSU with varying levels of leadership experience. Some arrive as experienced leaders while others discover their leadership potential during their time at MSU.

Students from all areas of study, though, are intensely curious about leadership. They want to learn about what it is and how it works. Then, they want the opportunity to put what they have learned in the classroom to use in their real outside-of-the-classroom lives.

MSU's Leadership Fellows Certificate (LFC), a comprehensive leader development program, meets each student's initial level of leadership readiness and then sequentially moves them toward fuller, more genuine expressions of leading and following.

Add value to your undergraduate degree!

University graduates with leadership skills are highly desirable to employers. While adding value to any undergraduate degree, the LFC program additionally equips students with the personal agency, critical thinking skills, and leadership knowledge needed to become future local-to-global agents of change.

It does this by proactively cultivating broadly applicable professional competencies within each student.  Leadership Fellows graduate from MSU as:

  • Curious, life-long learners
  • Creative, out-of-the-box thinkers and informed risk-takers
  • Critical, contextual thinkers who are able to deal effectively with incomplete information and amidst ambiguity
  • Open collaborators - respectful, effective team players
  • Quantitatively and qualitatively competent decision makers
  • Digitally savvy global citizens - because today all jobs are tech jobs

Leadership is Messy