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Leadership Development

Through academic coursework, co-curricular programming, and experiential activities, the CHARGE Leadership Program provides a framework for developing MBA students into principled, forward-thinking leaders.

What is CHARGE?

All Scheller MBA students are automatically enrolled in CHARGE. By attending Scheller events and engaging in experiential learning activities, students build four core leadership competencies: social intelligence, communication, team efficacy, and impact and influence.

Students have the opportunity to earn points for each engagement they complete. Students who achieve GOLD status in all four competencies earn a leadership certificate that will be presented at their MBA graduation awards ceremony.

Goals of CHARGE:

  • Help you build your leadership brand
  • Prepare you to make an immediate and positive impact at Scheller and in the workplace
  • Complement academic coursework with experiential opportunities
  • Teach how and when to leverage hard and soft skills
  • Help you develop talking points from leadership experiences for interviews
  • Establish a forum for peer and program recognition

Four Core Leadership Competencies
Social Intelligence

The capacity to know one’s self and others and the ability to successfully build relationships and navigate social environments.

Experiential learning activities:

  • Service projects
  • Unconscious bias workshops
  • EQ awareness exercises
  • Reflection
Communication

The ability to effectively share and receive information formally and informally through interpersonal, nonverbal, verbal, visual, and written exchanges.

Experiential learning activities:

  • Improv training
  • Storytelling workshop
  • Business communications
  • High-impact consulting workshop
Team Efficacy

The ability to produce a desired or intended result through collaboration in idea formation, process, and execution.

Experiential learning activities:

  • Team charters
  • Teambuilding activities
  • Club and committee involvement
Impact and Influence

The ability to persuade or convince others strategically and authentically to support an
idea, agenda, or direction.

Experiential learning activities:

  • Peer coaching & mentoring
  • 360° feedback
  • Guest speakers
  • Student leadership positions

 CHARGE Leadership Fellows

A select group of approximately 10 students annually are selected as CHARGE Leadership Fellows. These students gain access to unique opportunities to engage with leaders. Previous Fellows participated in small group discussions with top executives and one-on-one coaching with MBA alumni. Students who achieve GOLD status will be invited to apply to be a CHARGE Leadership Fellow.