The Florida Engineering Leadership Institute (FELI) was created with the mission to transition engineering professionals into community professionals and leaders within our societies, communities, and workplaces — an important step in realizing our ultimate goal of professional engineers helping to shape society worldwide.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. By fostering interaction that puts training into practice, FELI achieves its mission to“Transform Leadership Opportunities into Reality.”
Why Join FELI?
FELI runs from November through August and consists of six sessions held in key cities throughout Florida. Four of the six programs begin with a reception on Thursday evening, meet all day Friday, and conclude at noon on Saturday. Often there is an optional golf or other outing offered on Thursday. One session is held in conjunction with the Professional Engineers Legislative Days in Tallahassee and gives students the opportunity to see Florida government in action as well as personally meet their state representatives. The final session is held concurrently with the FES/FICE Annual Summer Conference and Exposition where graduation is celebrated during the opening general session.
FELI Alumni 2004-2020