What is your next act?
The Inspired Leadership Initiative was developed for accomplished individuals from all walks of life to come to Notre Dame for a one-year program to study, discern and then launch the next phase of their lives as a renewed and richly prepared force for good in their communities and beyond. It is important to emphasize that we define accomplished broadly to incorporate those that have risen to positions of leadership in business, non-profit and other organizations large and small and those who have distinguished themselves in education, medicine, law, religious life or similar.
“Many highly accomplished leaders reach a stage in their lives when they wish to find new ways to be forces for good in their communities and in the wider world. This program will serve as a catalyst for intellectual challenge, spiritual growth, and discernment about sharing their gifts in the next chapter of their lives.”
—Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame President
“We will expose fellows to Notre Dame’s rich academic environment as they discern the next stage of their lives, and enable them to explore the issues and fundamental normative questions that are important to them. They will enrich our campus community with their vast knowledge, experience, and relationships.”
—Thomas G. Burish, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost
Endorsed and Supported by the Deans Council
R. Scott Appleby
Keough School of Global Affairs
The Graduate School
Mendoza College of Business
College of Engineering
College of Science
Michael N. Lykoudis
School of Architecture
College of Arts & Letters
Nell Jessup Newton
The Law School
Rev. Hugh R. Page, Jr.
First Year of Studies
Rev. Dan Groody, C.S.C. Advisor for Discernment and Discovery and Director of the Kellogg Global Leadership Program
Steve Reifenberg Associate Professor of the Practice of International Development; Co-Director, Integration Lab
Jim Morrison Program Consultant and Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives