The Susan Vogt Leadership Fellows Program honors the remarkable work and spirit of Susan Vogt, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Wellesley College from 2000 to 2003. The Fellowship carries on her legacy by connecting, developing, and supporting emerging leaders from TBC’s member institutions. The Fellowship seeks to increase awareness of the Consortium’s values and activities at the grassroots level, connect and engage practitioners in meaningful projects, and foster collaboration and camaraderie in the next generation of leaders.
Vogt Fellows have excellent opportunities for development and networking. They develop their leadership and reflection skills through self-assessment and a change project. Fellows initiate this year-long project to apply their leadership learning to a real problem within their institutions. Along the way, they build a peer-advising and coaching network that can last well beyond the Fellowship year. Fellows develop personal learning plans to guide them and engage with their Fellowship sponsors who support them in accomplishing their goals. To further their development, each Fellow has the opportunity to be paired with a leadership coach or mentor from within the Vogt alumni network.
Colleges and universities enjoy numerous benefits from their participation in the Vogt Leadership Fellows Program, including the ability to:
If selected for the Susan Vogt Leadership Fellows Program, each Fellow will:
To support this agenda, Fellows will:
The Change Project is a central component to each Fellow’s learning.
The sponsor may be an immediate supervisor or someone else in the organization who is a senior stakeholder in the fellow’s change project.
1. The change project’s cross-campus shared function should save x dollars due to synergies in distribution
2. Fellow has shown demonstrated improvement in handling conflict in her unit and in being more responsive to feedback from his/her staff
All member institutions are encouraged to participate in the Fellowship. Each institution may sponsor one Fellow with an opportunity to send additional fellows if space is available. Additional Fellows will be considered by receipt of their application. Sponsoring institutions pledge to support their candidate’s full participation in the yearlong program by providing release time (approximately two days per month) and regular salary. The institution will also pay a tuition fee per Fellow.
Candidates should demonstrate a deep commitment to higher education, their institution, and TBC. They should have a strong interest in their personal and professional development and in the development of others. Candidates should be capable of guiding transformative change within their institution.
Please return to this page for updates on the next cohort of the Vogt Fellowship Program.
Follow the link below for a list of Vogt Alumni.
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