Indianapolis Urban League

Professional Development

The Exchange (IULYP)

Exchange Leadership Fellows Program


  • Develop next generation of civic leaders through leveraging an intergenerational transfer of knowledge on specific topic areas aligned with the Indianapolis Urban League’s five-point strategy and the National Urban League’s State of Black America report.
  • Develop a cohort of individuals that can support each other.
  • Cultivate a public policy orientation that includes disadvantaged or marginalized perspectives.


  • This fellowship provides participants a unique opportunity to engage in intergenerational conversations with top leaders in diverse fields, while receiving skills development training from world-class faculty, all geared toward the young professional. Participants will leave the program with a nuanced perspective of the Indianapolis community and the tools necessary for personal and professional growth and development. Sessions focus on the IUL’s pillars as well as business and leadership strategies. Thanks to a strong relationship with IUPUI’s School for Public and Environmental Affairs, the Kelly School of Business and The Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence, Fellows are equipped at each session with the tools to be successful in the workplace and in the community. Their sessions include but are not limited to:
    • Managing relationships, effective communication, leadership vs. management, networking and working with different generations

Exchange Leadership Fellows Schedule:

Exchange Leadership Fellows Schedule*

  • Thursday, September 14th, 2017 NEW Social Welcome Event (strongly recommended)
  • Saturday, September 30th, 2017 Mandatory Opening Exchange Leadership Fellows Brunch
  • Saturday, November 18th, 2017 Exchange Leadership Fellows Brunch
  • Saturday, January 20th, 2018 Exchange Leadership Fellows Brunch
  • Saturday, March 17th 2018 Exchange Leadership Fellows Brunch
  • Saturday, May 19th, 2018 Exchange Leadership Fellows Brunch
  • Tuesday, June 20th 2018 Exchange Leadership Fellows graduation at Equal Opportunity Day
  • Applications are available annually in August.

*Missing the Opening Brunch or more than 1 Brunch will result in removal from program

To stay up to date on all Exchange happenings, subscribe to our calendar on your mobile device: