The Doerr Institute for New Leaders

Leader Development at Rice


As a Crownover Scholarship finalist, you have been identified as a high-potential leader. To support your leader development and provide you with a glimpse of leader development opportunities at Rice, The Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University is offering you complimentary access to an EQ-i 2.0 Leadership Emotional Intelligence Assessment and a 90-minute EQ-i debrief with a professional leadership coach, certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). EQ-i 2.0 is the world's leading measure of emotional intelligence. 

Once you complete your EQ-i 2.0 assessment, you will be assigned a Doerr Institute leadership coach. You will then schedule a virtual 90-minute debrief at a time that fits your schedule to review your comprehensive report. During this debrief, you and your personal leadership coach will discuss your areas of strength and potential areas for development. 

Ready to get started? 

This opportunity is completely free to you as a Crownover Scholarship finalist. You must complete your EQ-i assessment by 11:59 PM CT on April 16, 2021. All questions regarding your participation should be directed to

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More About the Doerr Institute

The Doerr Institute is globally recognized as a premier university-wide leader development enterprise and is guided by four first principles.

  • Leader development is a core function of the university
  • Use of evidence-based techniques
  • Use of professional people
  • Objective measurement of outcomes 

If you choose to become a Rice Owl, you will have access to a myriad of leader development programs, at no cost, through the Doerr Institute. 

ACTIVATION > One-on-one coaching

SYNTHESIS > Group coaching focused on a single leadership theme

CATALYST > Multi-session workshops focused on a single leadership competency

EXCURSIONS > Access to high-level leaders

STUDENT COACHRICE > Leadership coach training

Recent Recognitions

2020 - Nov. 4 World's Best Leadership Development Program, Global Gurus

2019 - Most Outstanding Program Award, Association of Leadership Educators (ALE)

What do Rice MBAs have to say about the Doerr Institute?


"Through individual and small group coaching, the Doerr programs have granted me self-awareness of my leadership strengths and improvement areas. Exceptionally talented coaches and thoughtfully prepared programs helped me develop practical skills to apply in my professional roles, now and for the future."

- Daniel Morley, Rice MBA '21


"They [the Doerr Institute] have truly invested in me as a leader, helping me to lean into my strengths while working on my weaknesses. After engaging in 1:1 executive leadership coaching and completing twenty hours of classroom-based modules in topics like 'Embracing Conflict' and 'Delivering Feedback,' I earned their Leadership Foundations badge, but more importantly, I am a more capable and confident leader. Thanks, Doerr!"

 - Alli Bittner, Rice MBA '20


"While in pursuit of my MBA at Rice, it became very clear that if I wanted to develop into a leader who creates value for her company, I also need to be a leader who invests in people. It was no easy task carving out time for leadership classes when so much of my calendar is already full of commitments to work, school, volunteer organizations, and my family. However, what I gained from these leadership sessions have already impacted me and how I interact with my colleagues. The sacrifice has certainly been worth my time."

 - Brooke Graham, Rice MBA '20