The Institute for Leadership Education and Development
The Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®) is ACUI's premier student program, designed to emphasize the key concept areas of leadership, community development, and change. I-LEAD® offers an opportunity for the college students to focus on personal growth and other issues facing our world. The institute prepares students to develop skills that will serve them as leaders in any situation, regardless of role, organization, or environment.
The institute will be held from July 28–Aug. 2, 2013 at the University of La Verne in La Verne, CA. Please view the registration page for program details.
2013 I-LEAD® Scholarship Opportunities
Thanks to everyone for making the 2012 session of the program such a
success at the University of Missouri–Columbia. With more than 100 students and 24
facilitation team members, it was an exciting year for I-LEAD®. Be sure
to join the 2012 I-LEAD® Facebook group to stay connected to each other as you do great things back on your campuses.
The institute is always held at a member institution. If you are
interested in bringing I-LEAD® to campus for the 2015 or 2016, visit the
Host a Session of I-LEAD® page for more information
Check out these links to learn more:
"I-LEAD® really helped open my eyes to the types of practices that make up an extraordinary leader. From notes of affirmation to the importance of challenging the process, I-LEAD® definitely taught the significance in the little practices that can make big change."
—Trina Tan, California State University–Fullerton
"I learned that you cannot let assumptions make decisions for you."
—Jason Krisza, Ramapo College
"I learned to look into myself and realize what my core values are. I live by that now."
—Abby Tollefson, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
"I loved our small group times. They allowed us the chance to really be heard and understood. We developed a trust that can never be broken!"
—Jennifer Austing, Minnesota State University–Moorhead
"I learned just how great an impact even the seemingly small decisions have on the campus community. I feel more empowered and ready to lead myself and my organizations to new heights."
—Carlos Rodriguez, University of North Texas
Questions about the program
For information about the I-LEAD® curriculum, facilitation team, or getting involved, contact the I-LEAD® Co-Program Team leaders:
University of North Dakota
University of Houston
For information about the I-LEAD® history, registration, or hosting future programs, contact the ACUI Central Office liaison:
Association of College Unions International
Updated May 2, 2013