About the Blackburn Institute

The Blackburn Institute is a leadership development and civic engagement program specifically focused on improving the state of Alabama. Through its work with students, alumni (Fellows), and Advisory Board members, the institute develops a network of leaders who have a clear understanding of the state’s challenges. Selected students participate in a one-year curriculum of activities and events, after which they continue their involvement for their remaining time at The Capstone. Upon graduation, participants earn recognition as Blackburn Fellows and begin their work through professional and civic involvement in their home communities and throughout the state, both individually and through the Fellows Involvement Network (FIN). Supported by an Advisory Board of established leaders committed to the state of Alabama, the Blackburn Institute promotes change through an intergenerational network that learns from the past, takes action in the present, and plans for the future.

Perspectives on Leadership

Military Leadership

This is the first installment of the 2017-18 "Perspectives on Leadership" series. In this session, we will explore military leadership with a panel of current and former members of the armed services. Members of the panel are Col. Arnetta E. Minney, Deputy Human Resources Officer, Alabama National Guard (Air Force); Duane Lamb, Assistant Vice President, UA Facilities and Grounds Operations (Air Force, Retired); Dr. Leroy Hurt, Associate Dean, UA College of Continuing Studies (Army, Retired); David Blair, Director, UA Department of Veteran and Military Affairs (Army, Retired).

Upcoming Events

Mon 25

Small Group IV Meeting

September 25,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuscaloosa AL
United States
Fri 29

Friday Forum Series

September 29,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuscaloosa AL
United States
Oct 01

Pre-Trip Preparation Meeting

October 1,8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuscaloosa AL
United States
Oct 05

Small Group I Meeting

October 5,5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuscaloosa AL
United States