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 2022 Ignatian Leadership Institute Sections listed on PROWL 

(Open Enrollment Sections)


EDLA 489 - Individual Leadership 

  • Wednesdays, 11:00am – 12:15pm; CRN 75002 with Jordan Lounsbury
  • Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1:45pm; CRN 76843 with Steve Nygaard
  • Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:15pm; CRN 75001 with Briana Maturi
  • Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:15pm; CRN 75000 with Jenn Leal
  • Mondays, 4:00 – 5:15pm; CRN 74999 with John Orozco
  • Mondays, 2:00 – 3:15pm; CRN 74998 with Brian Rountree 


EDLA 490 - Group Leadership

  • Mondays, 12:30 – 1:45pm; CRN 75005 with Devin Walker
  • Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:15pm; CRN 75007 with Andrea Niemi
  • Mondays, 11:00am – 12:15pn; CRN 75004 with Trevor Wiseman


EDLA 491 - Community Leadership

  • Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:45pm; CRN 75012 with Don Jenkins 
  • Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:45pm; CRN 75011 with Alyssa Perez
  • Mondays, 11:00am – 12:15pm; CRN 75010 with Amiya Powell-Hodge


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.