UNC-IDB Strategic Studies Fellows Program
The UNC-IDB Strategic Studies Fellows Program (SSFP) is designed to provide a unique leadership development experience to enhance the critical and strategic thinking skills and to increase the knowledge base of U.S. Military officers, federal government personnel, and private sector employees. This program provides broadening opportunities for high-potential and experienced company grade officers and mid-level defense sector employees to expand their understanding of national security, strategy, communications, business operations, technology, and change management. Faced with a dynamic political and economic environment, graduates of the program will be better prepared to apply analytic and strategic planning skills to benefit their current and future organizations. The UNC-IDB SSFP is administered by the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) in collaboration with the University of North Carolina (UNC) Partnership for National Security, Indiana University (IU), the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS), and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS). Upon program completion, the students will receive a joint certificate from the IDB and UNC and three graduate level academic credit hours from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
2014 SSFP Course Dates
Application Deadline: June 2
Program Dates: June 22 - July 25
“The ‘takeaways’ we each have now are not the end state for this course –those takeaways are seeds planted that will cultivate as we go forward in our careers. This course will continue to resonate with each of us throughout the rest of our time in the Army.” –U.S. Army Captain Candace Fisher, UNC-IDB SSFP Class of 2012