I-LEAD® 2023 Dates and Location Coming Soon

We’re excited to announce that I-LEAD® 2023 will be returning to a standalone, in-person event! With a completely revised leadership curriculum rooted in college student development and social justice concepts, student will be able to experience a comprehensive curriculum through a living-learning environment.

I-LEAD® registration is only available for undergraduate students. Registration will include: housing arrangements for program days, with I-LEAD® attendees in matched, shared lodging; all program meals; all program materials.

Interested in being a facilitator? Find out more and apply now!

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