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.
Chief among its programs is one composed of a series of three academic modules that focus on individual, group and community values, respectively. This program is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and includes a curricular, co-curricular and capstone 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.