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Apply for the Robe Leadership Institute Seminar

Apply for Fall 2022 Robe Leadership (ET 4950/5950) Course:

Want to improve your leadership skills through interactive experiences with outstanding alumni and other students? Apply for the Robe Leadership Institute’s fall 2022 Leadership Development course (ET 4950/5950) – an application is required because registration is limited for this special seminar course.

The RLI program is recommended for seniors graduating in 2023, or graduate students interested in developing their leadership potential. Members of the fall 2022 seminar (ET 4950/5950) will engage with executives, entrepreneurs, early-career alumni, and other leaders to learn from their experiences and perspectives. You’ll receive leadership development materials, have meals with guest speakers, and be invited to a spring break trip to visit leaders at their companies (past trips have been to San Diego).

The RLI experience is one that is meant to have an impact that lasts a lifetime. Your fellow scholars will become your advisors and friends as you help each other learn the why, what and how of leadership. This requires significant commitment: attending all seminar sessions; studying books and other materials; and asking speakers probing questions about their leadership styles, successes, and failures. If you’re prepared to engage, the seminar will be a great experience for all.

For more information or to apply, contact Greg Kremer,  Robe Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering, via email at

Application deadline for full consideration is Friday, March 4, 2021, but applications will continue to be accepted after the deadline until the class is full. Send applications to, with the following information in an attached pdf document.

  1. Your name, department and projected graduate date.
  2. A short statement (one paragraph) on why you want to improve your leadership skills.

All applicants will receive a reply. Eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview / discussion as part of the final selection process.