The Professional Leadership Program represents a cooperative effort between the University of North Texas College of Business and corporate sponsors in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area since 1994. PLP's mission is to prepare exceptional students for business leadership by supplementing degree competencies with executive mentoring, corporate exposure, professional development and key business skills and values.
Through a $5 million gift of endowed support for the development of these competencies, a lecture series, and development workshops, PLP will have a major impact on the region, and will become a nationally recognized leadership development program bridging the gap between backpack and briefcase.
Areas of Impact
Strengthen Corporate Partnerships
Companies will host an on-site tour including Q &A with corporate executives. These companies, in turn, become partners with the College of Business and have an opportunity to host a company day on campus.
Annual Support: $4,000
Enhance Leadership Development Workshops
Executives and experts conduct a series of workshops based on strategic themes. Each session will build upon the preceding session leading up to a Keynote speaker who will facilitate a comprehensive wrap-up.
Annual Support: $15,000
Establish PLP Leadership Lecture Series
The series will bring a renowned speaker to address the subject of leadership to the UNT campus at large. PLP students will receive a special invitation to a Q&A session prior to the main address.
Annual Support: $86,000
Create International Corporate Visit Scholarships
PLP will partner with international firms to host 40 students at international headquarters while abroad, provide shadowing opportunities, C-suite mentoring, executive lectures, and in-depth country education.
Annual Support: $50,000
Increase Operational Support and Student Director Scholarships
To accommodate up to 500 students, PLP will hire 2 graduate assistants and up to 25 student directors to support desired growth of the program.
Annual Support: $25,000
Provide Technology and Equipment Enhancement
The purchase of mentoring software will eliminate manual entry and increase data matching speed to run reports that will connect areas of expertise and talent between students and mentors.
Annual Support: $20,000