​​​​​​Future Leaders Initiative​

​Inspire confidence, spark creativity,  & enhance networking skills


The Future Leaders Initiative (FLI) is a program in which outstanding bu​siness sophomores and freshmen participate in professional development activities and events, as well as a professional mentorship.  Every fall, 20 outstanding students are selected by College of Business faculty. Throughout the course of the year, those selected attend events, workshops, and conferences. The students are also paired with mentors from the field of business and meet periodically throughout the year. ​


The mission of FLI is to build the confidence of young business professionals by providing firsthand leadership, networking, and professional development experiences.


The goals of FLI are to:

  • Inspire confidence  
  • Spark creativity and innovation 
  • ​Enhance networking and communication skills
  • Improve comfort level when engaging with professionals

Past activities have included:
  • Business conference at Marietta College
  • Innovative Leadership Challenge
  • Group escape room
  • Host an Informed-U e​vent
  • Findlay Young Professionals mentoring program​​


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"Being a part of this organization further developed my knowledge on what it means to be a good leader and follower, which is beneficial for my future career. I have become significantly more confident with my communication and leadership skills."

​Sydney Brown

​​FLI Member 2017-18
FLI ​Leadership and Development Intern​
​​Accounting Major

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