Our Fellows are the future Tulsa, Oklahoma, and world leaders. They develop a high-impact project AND Mine Leadership is dedicated to supporting your career goals and creating life-changing opportunities. What more could one ask for?
The Fellowship Experience
We identify passionate professionals and empower them through problem-solving leadership.
You will develop powerful leadership, executive communication, and problem solving skills.
Fellows learn and experience the best of McKinsey & Co. consulting frameworks and startup methodologies, human-centered design, and Lean Launch Pad emphasis on customer discovery.
You will access unprecedented opportunities to work alongside respective innovators.
Our cohorts have shared a private dinner with Paul Polak, author of The Business Solution to Poverty and participated in a human-centered design workshop and round table with Dr. Jamie Jones, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at the Northwestern Kellogg School of Business.
We know you’re smart, hardworking, and creative and we want you to apply your knowledge to a project to improve Tulsa. (And learn a lot about yourself in the process.)
Fellows work in teams of 5 peers on important, high-impact projects that benefit Tulsa. Each project receives a $10,000 seed fund and determines the most effective way to spend the seed fund, which could include website construction, equipment purchasing, technology design, or travel to see best practices.
The Process. We’ve done this before, and know how to make it work!
- Boot Camp: A two-day training acclimating Fellows to the fast-paced nature of the program and equipping them with problem-solving strategies.
- Team Digs: Fellow teams meet with Mine Leadership 15+ times for project updates and problem-solving sessions.
- Progress Reviews & Final Presentations: Teams formally present their project findings and takeaways at 2 Progress Reviews and their Fellowship culminates at Final Presentations attended by 130+ stakeholders and community leaders.
The People. We always organize an all-star cast.
- Fellows: This could be YOU! Fellows are responsible for project deliverables and working as hard as necessary to make it happen. We expect you to take ownership of your project and act as vehicles for rapid commercialization and implementation of the plans. And in the process, you will develop lifelong friendships.
- Team Leader: An alumni Fellow serves as a Team Leader providing guidance and leadership. We place one with each team.
- Mentor(s): Specific mentors are selected to serve as content experts for each project. They often are key stakeholders in the projects.
- Mine Leadership: We have a vested interest in you and your project. We work alongside you to ensure project success by providing direction (when necessary) and insight as to next steps. We also love getting to know YOU and helping you achieve your dreams.
Tuition & Tuition Assistance
Tuition is $975 and must be paid on or before Boot Camp (September). It covers all your program materials and meals. Corporations and organizations are encouraged to pay the tuition of their participants. This is between the participant and the organization. Payment plans are available that allow participants to pay monthly installments.
Additionally, tuition assistance is available. There is an optional section at the end of the application. Requesting assistance does not affect your chances of being selected for the fellowship.
As a young working professional, time is everything – and we understand that. Fellows meet as a group with Mine leadership every other Thursday from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm at 36°N. This time includes a professional development topic, project brainstorming, and team time. Also expect to work 15+ hours a month on project development outside of Thursday Mine meetings.
You are showing commitment to the program by investing your own, non-work hours at The Mine. We recognize that The Mine takes you out of the office during business hours, but we believe your employer will value your growth, exposure and experience.
New Fellow Orientation: September 7 (6 pm @ 36°N)
Boot Camp: September 29-30 (Friday @ 5 pm – Saturday all day)
Cohort 4 Meetings:
October 6, 2016
October 20, 2016
November 3, 2016
November 17, 2016
December 1, 2016
December 15, 2016
January 5, 2017
January 19, 2017
February 2, 2017
February 16, 2017
March 2, 2017
March 16, 2017
March 30, 2017
April 13, 2017
April 27, 2017
May 11, 2017
May 18, 2017
May 22, 2017
May 25, 2017 – Final Presentations @ OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center
Important Application Dates
May 19, 2016 Applications Available
July 12, 2016 Applications Due @ midnight
July 27 – July 31, 2016 Interviews (note: 20 applicants will be selected for interviews)