I-LEAD® 2022 will be part of the 2022 Annual Conference, March 13–15!

This year, the institute will be offered during the in-person component at the 2022 Annual Conference in Chicago. Students and professionals will receive the unique experience and benefits of both I-LEAD® and Annual Conference. Meet, network, and learn from ACUI members and students from around the world—all in one place. 

The first I-LEAD® was held in conjunction with the 1994 ACUI Annual Conference. In recent years, it was held as a standalone institute and virtual program during the pandemic. Now I-LEAD® returns to its origins but with a completely revised leadership curriculum rooted in college student development and social justice concepts. Students also will take advantage of some components of the conference program to round out their experience.

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Registration

I-LEAD® registration is only available for undergraduate students. Registration includes: double occupancy for three hotel nights, with I-LEAD® attendees in matched in shared lodging; one dinner and two lunches; all program materials.

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Early (through December 10)
  • Member: $995
  • Nonmember: $1,195
Regular (December 11–February 16)
  • Member: $1,035
  • Nonmember: $1,225
Late (after February 16)
  • Member: $1,075
  • Nonmember: $1,275

Schedule

Below is the planned schedule for I-LEAD® 2022, taking place at the 2022 Annual Conference in Chicago. The schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, March 13
  • 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – Setup & Check-in
  • 12:45–1:15 p.m. – Welcome & Ground Rules
  • 1:15–1 p.m. – Introductions & Ice Breaker
  • 1:45–2:15 p.m. – Setting the Foundation
  • 2:30–5 p.m. – All-Conference Session: Keynote & Conference-Wide Community Service
  • 5–6:30 p.m. – Break & HW Implicit Bias Test
  • 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Opening Night Social Event & Dinner
  • 8:15–8:45 p.m. – Day 1 Closing
Monday, March 14
  • 8:30–9 a.m. – Morning Energizer
  • 9–9:45 a.m. – Social Justice Foundations
  • 9:45–11:45 a.m. – Social Justice Deep Dive Workshops
  • 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. – Lunch
  • 12:45–1:15 p.m. – SALT & Workshop Reflection
  • 1:15–1:45 p.m. – Power of Assumptions
  • 1:45–3:15 p.m. – Opening Session/Social Justice Keynote
  • 3:30–5 p.m. – Educational Sessions: Day of Dialogue & Action Planning Conversations
  • 5:15–6 p.m. – Assumptions & Identities
  • 6–6:30 p.m. – Assumptions & Identities Debrief
  • 6:30–7:30 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7:45–8:15 p.m.  – The Value of Collective Action
  • 8:15–9 p.m. – Making a Plan to Take Action
  • 9–9:30 p.m. –  Leadership Journey & Closing
Tuesday, March 15
  • 8:15–8:45 a.m. – Welcome & Team Builder
  • 8:45–9:45 a.m. – Leadership Journey
  • 9:45–10:15 a.m. – Values Chat
  • 10:15–11 a.m. – Values Exercise & Debrief
  • 11–11:30 a.m. – Break
  • 11:30 a.m.–Noon – Controversy with Courage
  • Noon–12:30 p.m. – Lunch
  • 12:30–2 p.m. – All-Conference Session/Keynote
  • 2:15–2:45 p.m. – Keynote Debrief
  • 2:45–3:15 p.m. – Communications Exercise
  • 3:15–4 p.m. – Communication Debrief
  • 4:15–5:15 p.m. – Educational Sessions
  • 5:15–6 p.m. – Coalescense
  • 6–7 p.m. – Dinner & Planning
  • 7:30–8:30 p.m. – Commencement
  • 9:30 p.m. – Social

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.
Planning
  • 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