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 development of personal leadership skills to team building, through interactive sessions and first hand accounts from experts in their respective fields.

40 Engineers Graduate From FELI Class of 2022

FELI recently saw 40 professional engineers graduate from its Class of 2022.

The new graduates hail from throughout Florida, and they participated in the 10-month program, with class sessions held in key cities throughout Florida.

As part of their leadership training, the Class of 2022 adopted two charitable programs – Sleep In Heavenly Peace, which helps ensure no child sleeps on the floor, and Feeding Florida, the food bank network of Florida.

All total, FELI students:

– Raised more than $66,000 for both charitable programs,

– Built about 100 bunk-beds for the Sleep In Heavenly Peace program, and

– Conducted bed builds in Tallahassee, Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami.

The FELI Class of 2022 graduation took place in conjunction with the FES and ACEC Florida Annual Conference.


Click here for the Class of 2023 FELI Application.

The application deadline is Friday, September 2, 2022, and the acceptance announcement will be Monday, October 3, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Meredith Montgomery, Event Planner.