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Notre Dame’s Inspired Leadership Initiative welcomes its Inaugural Cohort to campus

ILI Fellows engage in discussion with Notre Dame Prof. Dominic Vachon.

NOTRE DAME, IN — The Inspired Leadership Initiative (ILI) at the University of Notre Dame has announced the individuals selected for its first cohort of ILI Fellows: 16 men and women from three continents, with professional backgrounds ranging from agriculture and sustainability on a global scale to immunological medicine and carbon steel manufacturing, as well as ventures in finance, law, engineering, technology, healthcare, communications, and strategic planning. These fellows have dedicated themselves to working in both the private and public sectors, with many serving in leadership roles and on the boards of nonprofits within their local communities, in addition to military service and professional endeavors to assist those in need.…

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Notre Dame welcomes retirees back to the classroom

Management professor Chris Stevens’ work as co-founder of Notre Dame’s new Inspired Leadership Initiative was featured in The Observer.

“For people who have had an accomplished life — maybe a career in business, or law, or medicine, or non-profit — and they’ve done it for 30 years or so and they want to pivot and do something different, there [was] no place for them to go until Harvard started [its] program about 10 years ago and then Stanford started their version of the program about five years ago,” Stevens said. “We feel like we can do it here at Notre Dame. It really is filling an unmet need. The retirement model is totally outdated. People who are 55 to 60 have maybe another 20, 25 years of life left to them.”

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First class of accomplished leaders goes ‘back to school’ as part of Notre Dame’s Inspired Leadership Initiative

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Sixteen leaders in fields ranging from global sustainability to finance, law, medicine, manufacturing and health care will arrive on campus Thursday (Aug. 16) as fellows in the first class of the new Inspired Leadership Initiative.   

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New York Times and Forbes highlight ILI in recent articles about advanced leadership programs in higher education

The Inaugural Cohort of ILI Fellows come to campus fall 2018.

The Inspired Leadership Initiative (ILI) at the University of Notre Dame is grateful to have been part of recent articles from the New York Times and Forbes, discussing the growing field of encore education and Notre Dame's entrance into it.

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