Leadership Lab

Overview

The Leadership Lab Program takes UW Bothell undergraduate students out of the classroom, and the world of learning about leadership theories, into multiple local organizations, where they witness the world of leadership in action, and meet directly with CEOs and the organizations’ top leaders.

By participating in Leadership Lab, students gain career and professional insight on diverse organizational cultures, different organizational visions and missions, varying leadership competencies desired by the organizations, and practical knowledge of key operations and business unit functions. Students also witness multiple leaders in action and make informed decisions for themselves on the type of leadership styles that will work best for them and the type of leader they wish to become.

Leadership Lab includes a kick-off Leadership Lab Orientation and a wrap-up Leadership Summit, providing a total of 30+ hours of networking time through active participation in seven total sessions. Successful completion of all components of Leadership Lab results in the award of a Certificate of Achievement.
Please note: Leadership Lab does not grant credit and is a non-curricular program.


Program Description

This unique cohort program takes students onsite to multiple companies and organizations over the span of an academic year to create a broad view of organizational leadership in a variety of settings and industries. Students learn directly from CEOs and senior executives as these leaders discuss the organization’s mission, vision, and culture, its operations, financing, marketing, and management.  In each lab, students hear a high-level overview of the organization’s specific business functions and learn what makes the organization tick. Throughout the lab series, students actively engage in a variety of activities to stimulate further thought and in-depth dialogue about leadership. In addition, students learn how they can benefit by developing their own specific leadership competencies in parallel with what employers value. Each lab session concludes with a discussion of the leadership competencies desired within the specific organization.


Structure

  • Leadership Lab is a multi-session program spanning a six-month period
  • Students attend all of the Labs as a cohort group
  • Students attend a Leadership Lab Orientation Session, which opens the program
  • Students attend the entire Lab Series, not just individual sessions
  • Each Lab is three hours in length per organization
  • Each Lab is held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on a Friday at the organization’s headquarters
  • Students attend a Leadership Summit, which closes the program
  • Students receive a Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion of all components
  • Participation is limited to 50 undergraduates per Leadership Lab series
  • All undergraduates, in any school or program, are welcome to apply for a Scholarship!


Fee

Participation in BOLD Leadership Lab is generously underwritten through Scholarships provided by our Success Partners. The Scholarship Application process is competitive. Only 50 undergraduates will be admitted to the Leadership Lab Program in Academic Year 2015-2016. To apply, download the Scholarship Application Form, complete it, and submit the Scholarship Application online no later than 5:00 pm January 18, 2016. Scholarship Award Recipients will be announced by January 23, 2016.


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How to Enroll

1) Complete the Scholarship Application pages and click the “Submit” button to turn in your responses. Online submission is due no later than January 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
2) Look for a confirmation e-mail prior to the application deadline.
3) Re-submit if you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within one week of your first entry.
4) Watch for an e-mail notification of the Scholarship Award. You will be notified of program admittance, or decline, by January 23, 2016.
5) Mark your calendars for ALL dates and times listed below. Attendance at the Lab Orientation and Leadership Summit is mandatory.


Dates and Timeframes

Academic Year: 2015 – 2016
Lab Orientation: Friday, January 29, 2016, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: To be announced to Scholarship Award Recipients

Academic Year: 2015 – 2016
Session One of Five in Series: Friday, February 5, 2016, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Organization: Clark Nuber
Executive Speakers: Tom Sulewski, Partner; Multiple Leaders
Location: To be announced to Scholarship Award Recipients

Academic Year: 2015 – 2016
Session Two of Five in Series: Friday, February 19, 2016, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Organization: Smith Brothers Farms
Executive Speakers: Scott Highland, retired CEO; Dustin Highland, CEO and “40 under 40” PSBJ Leader
Location: To be announced to Scholarship Award Recipients

Academic Year: 2015 – 2016
Session Three of Five in Series: Friday, April 8, 2016, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Organization: Ernst & Young
Executive Speakers: Sue Borgman, Managing Director; Multiple Leaders
Location: To be announced to Scholarship Award Recipients

Academic Year: 2015 – 2016
Session Four of Five in Series: Friday, April 15, 2016, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Organization: Swedish Cancer Institute
Executive Speakers: June Altaras, CEO; Multiple Leaders
Location: To be announced to Scholarship Award Recipients

Academic Year: 2015 – 2016
Session Five of Five in Series: Friday, May 6, 2016, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Organization: Microsoft
Executive Speakers: Molly O’Donnell, Chief of Staff; Multiple Leaders
Location: To be announced to Scholarship Award Recipients

Academic Year: 2015 – 2016
Leadership Summit Friday, May 27, 2016, 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
Address: To be announced to Scholarship Award Recipients