Transforming Leadership Opportunities into Reality

The Florida Engineering Leadership Institute (FELI) is a leadership program that puts training into practice. It was created to transition engineering professionals into community professionals and leaders within our societies, communities, and workplaces. Through its initial 10-month class, FELI enhances the leadership skills of its participants and sets out a clear pathway to put these skills into practice serving our profession and our communities. FELI also provides networking across the current and past classes, serving as an outreach group to business and community leaders.

FELI runs from November through August and consists of six sessions held in key cities throughout Florida. Each session focuses on a different aspect of leadership, ranging from the development of personal leadership skills to team building, through interactive sessions and first-hand accounts from experts in their respective fields.

Applications are due Friday, September 1, 2023.

40 Engineers Graduate From FELI Class of 2023

Forty Florida professional engineers recently graduated from the FELI Class of 2023, and have pledged to use the majority of their more than $100,000 in charitable fundraising to help communities impacted by Hurricane Ian.

FELI is a leadership program that empowers engineering professionals to become community leaders, and make an impact in their workplaces, societies, and communities through training and skill development.

As part of their leadership training, the Class of 2023 raised contributions to support the Class’s chosen charitable programs – helping Hurricane Ian ravaged communities.

The $100,000 in charitable funds will:

  • Construct a Hurricane Ian Remembrance and Children’s Engineering Garden at Lakes Regional Park in Lee County,
  • Purchase a new fleet of bicycles and helmets for students attending the Sanibel School STEM program in Lee County,
  • Join forces with Habitat for Humanity and Florida Gulf Coast University to help rebuild Lee County,
  • Feed the community by supporting Operations BBQ Relief,
  • Provide scholarships for engineering students attending Florida Gulf Coast University, and
  • Provide scholarships for government employees to attend a future FELI program.