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DSM Fellowship Program Cultivating Next Generation of Leaders

DSM Fellowship Program

October 1, 2018

In June, the Greater Des Moines Partnership announced the first class of the DSM Fellowship Program. A total of 14 Greater Des Moines (DSM) companies selected and sponsored 24 Fellows into the program.

For the two-year pilot program, Fellows represent diverse personal backgrounds and a wide range of industries and professions. They come from across the state, country and world. Fellows will have structured enhanced professional development curriculum. They will receive mentoring from company executives and community leaders. They will give back to the community through their volunteer engagement.

Retaining and attracting top talent

One area of need we hear from Partnership Investors is talent attraction and retention. This initiative will further enhance our region’s ability to attract and retain top tier talent.

I encourage your company to consider participating in the next cohort that will begin in 2020. Together, we can build on our status as a global region and hub for talent.

The DSM Fellowship program is the preeminent professional development initiative attracting, developing and retaining a diverse community of top-tier graduates to Greater Des Moines (DSM).

Dan Houston

Dan Houston is chairman, president and CEO of Principal and board chair of The Partnership. He regularly contributes to the Chair's Column.