Program FAQs

What is SELF?

MLT’s Senior Executive Leader Fellowship (SELF) empowers MLT alumni to identify and pursue their full potential as current executives and leaders. The 12-month program enables Fellows/participants to define their “leader impact vision” in the context of their current scope of influence, responsibility, and financial capacity. With that greater clarity, Fellows develop an executive-level roadmap and concrete action plan to realize that vision. Each fellowship experience is highly-customized to help senior leaders understand their desired outcomes and design a roadmap to achieve it. SELF participants will access exclusive resources, such as in-depth assessments, full-access executive coaching, “accelerating” agents, and multifaceted peer forums with senior MLT alums. 

Who is eligible for SELF?

The SELF application is open to MLT executives with senior leadership experience or comparable scope of responsibility. You must be an MLT alum to apply and at least two years removed from the last MLT program you completed.

  • C-level corporate experience (particularly CEO, CIO, CFO, CTO, CMO, COO, GC, and CPO positions);
  • VP/SVP/EVPs 1-3 levels removed from CEO in public companies, or at private companies that have scale;
  • Founders/Managing Partners/Directors of LLPs, LLCs, or mutual funds with annual revenues of $5M or higher; or;
  • High-ranking military/government leaders or national and/or statewide elected or appointed officials

Why should you consider SELF?

Having reached senior leadership roles, many find themselves wondering “What’s next?” SELF is designed to help high-impact, senior executives, who have organizational influence and financial security, access to hyper-relevant resources—executive coaching, career agents, and elusive network connections—aligned with their personal leader vision. Additionally, participants will connect with a cohort of peers hoping to make an impact in their companies, families, and communities.

Who supports the Accelerating Agent experience?

MLT curated a group of leaders from the top organizations in sports, tech, media, consulting, wealth management, executive search, philanthropy, and board access. These accelerating agents devote a minimum of 15 hours of dedicated support for important and timely needs for our SELF participants. 

Who supports the SELF Executive Coaching and facilitation experience?

Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute (BECI)  enables leaders to develop their authentic selves, live their values, and make a positive impact in their communities and the world. The team—comprised of certified executive coaches in leadership, communications, design thinking, and innovation —is grateful to deepen its relationship with MLT. The BECI-designed portion of the SELF program is designed to take leaders on a journey of self-discovery and leader development by combining 1-on-1 executive coaching with group coaching sessions and learning workshops.

What is the time commitment to participate?

Participants should plan to dedicate specifically five (5) days in October 2022 to the SELF Welcome Week and four (4) hours per month from onboarding through completion (August 2022 – September 2023). Over 12-months, the total programming and support is about 60 hours, with approximately 15 hours of self-driven activities.

How is SELF different from MLT’s Career Advancement Program (CAP)?

Although CAP and SELF serve the MLT community at the executive level, the programs are distinct in three very important ways:

  • Audience – CAP is for aspiring senior executives, who have been identified as high-potential leaders by their employers. SELF is for MLT alumni who have already reached executive or C-suite roles, and Fellows may even be CAP alumni. 
  • Outcome – CAP focuses on helping participants reach senior leadership positions or secure a promotion within the companies at which they are currently employed. SELF programming is personalized to help alumni from any MLT partner, background, or program achieve their individual goals—whether personal, civic, or professional—at the executive level. 
  • Sponsorship – CAP Fellows must be sponsored by their organization in order to participate. SELF involvement is driven by the alum. Any alum can apply, pay, and commit to participate in SELF.

What are the program benefits?

  • Executive coaching with global experts of color (monthly sessions)
  • A career agent focused on sourcing target councils, business engagements, or executive roles 
  • Moderated forum groups with peers 
  • Intensive assessment and leader visioning workshops 
  • A roadmap and in-depth action plan to achieve leadership vision goals
  • Specialized training, such as media training, board preparation, and wealth management

Is there a cost associated with the program?

MLT, private donors, and partnering organizations are underwriting a significant cost of the SELF components.

Fellows are expected to pay $7,500, payable upon acceptance into the fellowship—either in one upfront payment or two installments. 

Please note, if you or your organization would like to make an additional donation, you will help MLT subsidize the costs for other MLT Fellows.


Application FAQs

I’m interested! How do I apply?

The first step is to speak with Desirée Stolar, MLT’s Managing Director of Alumni Engagement and Strategy, to discuss your candidacy. If you know others who are eligible for SELF, please share the SELF webpage with them.

What is the application deadline?

The application is open from March 1 – May 1, 2022. Any applications received after May 1 will be considered for Cohort III in 2023.

What does the application require?

The application takes approximately five minutes to complete. There are no recommendations or essays required.

How will participants be selected?

Cohort II will support about 40 MLT participants. The final count will depend on the applicants’ profiles and how we feel we can best create a community for SELF Fellows. We will assess industry, function, region, place of work, and ideal executive coach matches to determine the final makeup of each cohort.

What is the full fellowship timeline?

  • Application Open: Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2022
  • Application Close: Sunday, May 1, 2022
  • Selection Notice: End of Jun. 2022
  • Payment & Assessments Completed: Aug. 1, 2022
  • SELF Welcome Week: Oct. 12-16, 2022
  • Executive Coaching: Nov. 2022 – Jun. 2023
  • Career Agent: Nov. 2022 – Sept. 2023
  • Cohort Development: Mar. 2023 and Jun. 2023
  • Small Groups: Mar. – Sept. 2023

I still have questions. Who can I reach out to?

Please contact Desirée Stolar, MLT’s Managing Director of Alumni Engagement and Strategy.

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