2021 I-LEAD® is virtual! Join ACUI July!

I-LEAD® will be a condensed virtual program July 26-27. All of the same leadership development in a format that is safe and accessible.


Below is the tentative schedule that is still subject to change. Please note that all times are Eastern.

Day 1: July 26
  • 11 .a.m: Large Group Intros & Ground Rules
  • 11:30 a.m.: Small Group Intros & Ice Breakers
  • Noon: I-LEAD®’s Foundational Theories
  • 12:30 p.m.: Break
  • 1 p.m.: Values
  • 1:15 p.m.: Values Exercise and Debrief
  • 2 p.m.: Stereotypes and Assumptions
  • 2:30 p.m.: Topic Breakouts
  • 3 p.m.: Stereotypes and Assumptions Exercise
  • 3:45 p.m.: Break
  • 4 p.m.: Debrief & Reflection
  • 4:45 p.m.: Leadership Journey Homework & Closing
  • 5 p.m.: Social Activity
  • 6 p.m.: Conclusion
Day 2: July 27
  • 11 a.m.: Welcome Back
  • 11:30 a.m.: Team Builder
  • 11:45 a.m.: Leadership Journey Sharing
  • 12:15 p.m.: Break
  • 12:30 p.m.: Social Justice Foundations
  • 1 p.m.: Controversy with Courage
  • 1:30 p.m.: Communication Exercise Breakout
  • 2 p.m.: Debrief & Reflection
  • 2:30 p.m.: Break
  • 3 p.m.: Value of Collective Action
  • 3:30 p.m.: Making a Plan to Take Action
  • 4:15 p.m.: Coalescence & Commencement
  • 5 p.m.: Evening Activities
  • 6 p.m.: Conclusion


Registration includes access to all education and networking throughout the event. To participate, registrants must have access to a laptop or desktop computer with video/audio capabilities.

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Regular Registration (through July 16)

  • Member: $99
  • Nonmember: $199

Late Registration (July 17–23)

  • Member: $199
  • Nonmember: $299

About I-LEAD®

The Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®) is a transformational experience, informed by student development and leadership theories, for inclusive leadership and community building, that provides space for college students achieve the below Learning Outcomes. Students will explore, through multiple lenses, the complexities of leadership in our current world and will be encouraged toward a life-long learning journey beyond the program.

Learning Outcomes

The key intended outcome of students participating in I-LEAD® is that they will be able to relate the meaning of community and its importance to the role of the college union and student activities back to their leadership experiences beyond the institute.


Social Justice
  • Gain awareness of how one’s own intersecting identities and behaviors shape one’s worldview and lived experiences, and how this can influence their leadership style.
  • Identify major aspects of identity and cultural difference within the campus community and society.
  • Utilize empathy to modify communication and interaction styles to seek understanding of others.
  • Explore opportunities to advocate for equity.
Organizational Leadership
  • Develop awareness of self, through use of student development and leadership theories such as the Social Action Leadership & Transformation (SALT) theory and the Leadership Challenge by completing and analyzing the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).
  • Develop and articulate a personal leadership style.
  • Learn from prior experiences, as well as experiences of others, via self-reflection and group discussion.
  • Develop and apply a personal set of ethics, morals, and values.
  • Ability to identify and share the students’ organization’s mission, vision, and core values.
  • Ability to set specific and reasonable goals
  • Ability to create a plan in order to accomplish set goals
Human Resources
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of peers and colleagues.
  • Ability to identify good work in others and recognize individuals and groups