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 endowed support for the development of these competencies, PLP has a major impact on the region and is a nationally recognized leadership development program.
Areas of Impact
Through the program, students have access to opportunities outside of the classroom that provide necessary professional skills. This includes company site tours, campus company days, and networking events such as Business After Hours and an end of year banquet. Scholarships are available for student members as well as student directors. Student directors are selected for additional capstone experiences based on stricter leadership criteria.
Annual Support: $50,000
$1000 per Student Director $500 per member
Leadership Development Workshops
Executives and experts conduct a series of workshops based on strategic themes. Each session builds upon the preceding session up to a keynote speaker. Other opportunities include orientation, spring kick-off event, conferences and retreats.
Annual support $20,000
Staff Professional Development
To exceed expectations and similar programs at other institutions, professional development for staff members, including certifications, conferences and trainings, provides additional opportunities for growth.
Annual support $15,000
Technology & Equipment Enhancement
The purchase of mentoring software eliminates manual entry and increases data matching speed to run reports that connect areas of expertise and talent between students and mentors.
Annual support $30,000
Case Study Competition
Through case studies, students work in groups and get hands-on experience with situations they will encounter in their industry and professional environment.
Annual support $25,000
Operational Support & 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
Future Development Opportunities
PLP wants to partner with international firms to host students at international headquarters while abroad, and provide shadowing opportunities, C-suite mentoring, executive lectures and in-depth country education. Support of International scholarships for such event would largely enhance the student experience as they prepare to work in a global market.
Annual Support: $50,000
PLP also hopes to establish a PLP leadership lecture series. This series will bring a renowned speaker to address the subjects of servant leadership at the UNT campus, open to all students and with special invitation to PLP students for a Q&A session following main address.
Annual Support $75,000