Ignatian Leadership Institute

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The Ignatian Leadership Institute (ILI) at Loyola Marymount University is an initiative of the office of Student Leadership & Development that provides education, development and training to cultivate personal leadership in all students.

The program is composed of a series of three academic courses that focus on individual, group and community leadership. This program is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and includes a curricular, co-curricular and capstone experience.


Spring 2023 Ignatian Leadership Institute Sections listed on PROWL 

(Open Enrollment Sections)


EDLA 489 - Individual Leadership 

  • Wednesdays, 11:50am – 1:05pm; CRN 77710 - Instructor: Jenn Leal
  • Wednesdays, 1:45 – 3:00pm; CRN 76843 - Instructor: Steve Nygaard
  • Tuesdays, 11:50am – 1:05pm; CRN 75001 - Instructor: Briana Maturi
  • Tuesdays, 9:55 – 11:10am; CRN 75000 - Instructor: Andrea Niemi
  • Mondays, 4:30 – 5:45pm; CRN 74999 - Instructor: Victor Diaz
  • Mondays, 1:45 – 3:00pm; CRN 74998 - Instructor: Dr. Csilla Samay

EDLA 489 - Individual Leadership: LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, and Achievement in Doheny)

  • Thursdays. 1:45 - 3:00pm; CRN 77968 - Instructor: Isabel Villalobos-Galena


EDLA 490 - Group Leadership

  • Mondays, 1:45 – 3:00pm; CRN 75005 - Instructor: Dr. Patrick Furlong
  • Wednesdays, 9:55 – 11:10am; CRN 75007 - Instructor: John Orozco
  • Mondays, 11:50am – 1:05pm; CRN 75004 - Instructor: Sabrina Merritt
  • Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:45pm; CRN 77711 - Instructor: Jamal Epperson
  • Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:45pm; CRN 77712 - Instructor: Isabella Ferrante


EDLA 491 - Community Leadership

  • Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:45pm; CRN 75012 - Instructor: Michelle Kiser
  • Mondays, 11:50am – 1:05pm; CRN 75010 - Instructor: Dr. Don Jenkins
  • Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:45pm; CRN 77713 - Instructor: Amiya Powell-Hodge

EDLA 491 - Community Leadership: Building a Restorative Culture

  • Tuesdays, 1:45 – 3:00pm; CRN 75011 - Instructors: Dr. Julia Wade and Ariane White


ILI Experience

The Ignatian Leadership Institute consists of two steps. Completion of both steps will earn participants special recognition at the end of the academic year.

Step 1: Curricular Experience

Complete three of our one-unit courses offered fall or spring semester:

EDLA 489: Leadership Seminar I – Individual Values of Leadership

Who are you? What do you believe? Do you live according to your values? Are you committed to activities that further your beliefs?

EDLA 490: Leadership Seminar II – Group Values of Leadership

What is collaboration? How do you handle controversy? What is common purpose? How do you collaborate with others and establish a common purpose?

EDLA 491: Leadership Seminar III – Community Values of Leadership

What is citizenship? What is change? How do you create change in yourself, in your groups, and in your community?

Note: All courses are open to all students and are available for registration through PROWL.

Step 2: Capstone Experience

Participation in the Capstone experience takes place each Spring semester and encompasses a written paper and a presentation based on a real life leadership experience.

Contact us if you have questions or need more information.