Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about ELI? See the information below. If you have additional questions, email Lynn Duffy, Senior Associate Vice President for Talent Acquisition and Leadership Development.
How do I get into the Executive Leadership Institute?
How many people will be accepted for this program?
Who is the target audience for the program?
What kind of financial support does the System provide for the program?
What are the expectations of participants other than attendance at the three modules?
- Cohorts are split into three or four smaller teams or pods to facilitate learning and apply new skills/concepts before and after each module. This provides participants with valuable collaboration opportunities and hands-on experience working with a team in a learning lab format.
- Participants are expected to serve as mentors for future participants.
- ELI participants are also assigned an executive coach. Coaches are credentialed by the International Coach Federation and have experience working with senior executives. The Program Director assists with facilitation of the coaching component to ensure each participant gets the most out of the experience.
What ongoing support will be offered after completing the program?
“One thing I have learned in my career is that talent and leadership can come from anywhere, but it doesn’t always rise to the surface by itself. We need to seek talent out and actively help to develop our future leaders. The Executive Leadership Institute at the UNC System will help us identify, support, and grow our next generation of leadership at the UNC System.”