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Our University-focused programs speak to what is right and good in our students, faculty, and staff. We offer several talent discovery & development tools and workshops for the University community to learn, grow, and lead.


Gen: i is a Ball State Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute original program designed with student leaders in mind. This program brings together a select group of highly motivated students to increase their skills in innovation and leadership and build on entrepreneurial creativity. Gen: i was created for those students looking to take their college experience up a notch - to get out of their comfort zone and set themselves apart as they prepare for their future.

The curriculum of the program begins with self-discovery and mission development, taking participants on unique leadership development journey that redefines the traditional sense of “entrepreneurship” and coaches applicable tools and skills for any role, business creator or not.


Applications for the Gen: i Student Program are not yet open.

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The Ball State U Have Talent program provides resources and coaching to the campus community to help students, faculty, and staff identify, own, and point strengths toward their mission and personal and career goals. Participants will become better aware of their own strengths, learn to embrace differences with others, and pursue powerful partnerships.

We also work with faculty members to offer these tools and workshops in their classes or extracurricular programs, and we offer open enrollment workshops each semester. In addition, in partnership with Working Well, we offer manager and team coaching and facilitations on strengths and employee engagement.

Tools, Resources, and Sessions

  • Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment
  • Gallup’s Builder Profile-10 (BP-10) assessment
  • The Basadur Innovation and Problem-Solving Profile
  • The Entrepreneurial Leadership Instrument
  • FourSight Innovation Profile (fees may apply)
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile (fees may apply)
  • MBTI (fees may apply)
  • DiSC (fees may apply)
  • Developing your personal mission statement/ personal pitch
  • Team building/Leadership team formation and dynamics

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For more information about individual coaching, classroom workshops, or access to our tools, contact Kyleigh Mazer or one of our campus ambassadors.

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In today’s world, a position title is not always the equivalent of a leader. A true leader can perform in a supervisor or subordinate role and can take their productivity to the next level when they continue educating themselves on styles, best practices, and new tools to keep their skills sharp.

Delivered by University Human Resource Services, Ball State’s LEAD University Leadership Development Program helps advance leaders in multiple ways. The program helps leaders to identify their own strengths and leadership elements while also reinforcing how to effectively communicate goals and engage their teams. We are excited to partner with Human Resources to deliver this highly impactful program!

Engagement is where results happen. But creating an engaged team, especially among a large number of individuals, can be one of the biggest challenges an organization faces.

Through a partnership with Working Well, the Institute offers an employee engagement and talent development program for departments across campus. With an understanding of how strengths are applied and how role needs are best met, an employee can find the motivation and ownership they need to excel personally and professionally. We work with individuals, teams, and supervisors to analyze exact needs, then help develop action plans to reach goals and achieve results


We’re here to help. Contact us to ask a question or for more information about our program selection.

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