Fellowship Program

An Exemplary Community of Students

The Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation (CSLi) Fellowship Program will build a community of exemplary students from across the 40 Acres, expose them to pressing sports issues and cultivate each Fellow’s ability to lead in their respective organizations and into the next stage of life.

Fellows will receive:

  • VIP access to #iLEAD panels and panelists
  • Exclusive access to pre-networking CSLi events
  • Preferred access to sports-related internships
  • Developmental training
  • Potential company/team visits, and additional added benefits.

Fellows role in CSLi:

  • Program Design for all major programs of CSLi
  • Social Media, Graphic Design, Videos
  • Sponsorships
  • Event Operations
  • Content Creation and Case Studies
Apply for 2017-2018 Fellowship

Previous Fellows

Please e-mail Taylor Brown with any questions.

Financial Literacy


CSLi and UT Athletics have crafted a curriculum on financial literacy and sound decision-making. The 3-hour course is offered to all students at the University of Texas and every freshman student-athlete will have taken the course by the summer of 2016.

Additionally, CSLi offers multiple session financial literacy training to collegiate sports teams. Given the changing landscape of college athletics, the need for financial literacy training is of the utmost importance. Utilizing the workshop model, a mix of training (20%), simulation (60%) and feedback (20%) is used to maximize an understanding of key principles.

Topics include

  • Balancing Your Budget
  • Compounding Interest
  • Credit Card Management
  • Establishing a Savings Plan
  • Negotiations
  • Portfolio Diversification
  • Retirement Planning
  • Risk Management

Transformational Leadership For Sports Executives


This customized certificate course is for the senior leader of a league, club or organization who wants to improve his or her performance by focusing on both the inner and outer game of leadership. Taught by experts in leadership development, who have led business and sports teams, this course is tailored to each executive’s unique leadership goals, and also includes, but is not limited to, a core set of key concepts such as:
  • Overview of Transformational Leadership
  • Self Awareness
  • Team Leadership
  • Both / And Thinking and Doing
  • Organizational Systems
  • Leading with Presence
  • Vision for Self, Team, and Organization

Participants will receive

  • A certificate from the University of Texas Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation
  • A personal executive coach to help you with strategic and day-to-day challenges
  • Advice on how to identify your blind spots and leverage your strengths
  • Exercises and readings tailored to your learning style and preference
  • Materials related to the course topics

Please e-mail Daron Roberts with any questions

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