Indiana University

Inspiring and Cultivating Leadership Excellence


Tobias Center Vision

The enduring mission of the Tobias Center is inspiring leadership excellence on a national scale.  Special access to the Center’s work will be furnished to Indiana citizens for the distinct purpose of enhancing leadership within the state.


News and Events

Hoosier Fellows Program

Now accepting applications for the 2015 Hoosier Fellows class! Click here to apply. Applications are due November 14, 2014.

Click here to watch a brief video clip of the Hoosier Fellows Pit Crew Challenge!


Click here to see a video of the Hoosier Fellows with Frances Hesselbein at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

IUPUI Pays Homage to Transformational Donors

For his support of the study and practice of leadership, Randy Tobias is honored as one of the 2009 Spirit of Philanthropy Honorees.

Hoosier Fellows Program Equips Executives with Tools for Leadership

The Hoosier Fellows is a unique program offering Indiana leaders the rare opportunity to learn about the many facets of leadership in a way that’s meaningful as they grow in their careers.

Joe Mamlin Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Retired Indiana University Professor and speaker for the 2007 Semler Lecture honored for his work treating HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

Partner Schools

Welcome to the Tobias Center

The Tobias Center focuses on research and programs related to the study of leadership across all sectors – including corporate, public service, education, religion, medicine, and non-profit organizations.  Its focus on multiple sectors and on both the practice and theory of leadership distinguishes its agenda among leadership programs nationwide.  Through ongoing research in a variety of sectors, it generates knowledge about leadership and disseminates this knowledge through a variety of programs.

Leadership at Gettysburg

Leadership at Gettysburg trip

September 22-23, 2014


Led by Peter Carmichael, Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College


Examine leadership at Gettysburg from the ground, looking from the perspective of the generals and the point of view of the ordinary soldier. Walk the battlefield and stand where Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. How did the war strategy change at Gettysburg? Understand the politics and context of the war. Understand the perspective of the soldier who fought and died there.

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Tobias Leadership Conference

April 30 - May 2, 2015
The Alexander Hotel
Indianapolis, IN


This forum explores leadership in a range of different contexts encompassing leadership in the business, government, education, medical, nonprofit and other communities.


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See videos from the 2014 Conference


Hazelett Forum

Dr. Ora Pescovitz: "My Path: Learning, Leadership and Life"

EVPMA, University of Michigan and CEO, University of Michigan Health System

October 25, 2013

Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St.

This forum celebrates the achievements of women leaders. Together, students, faculty, and the community explore the role of gender and work/life balance in the modern workplace.  Open to the public.

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