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 2024 Ignatian Leadership Institute Sections listed on PROWL 
(Open Enrollment Sections)

EDLA 489 - Individual Leadership 

  • Mondays, 1:45–3 p.m.; CRN 72505 - Instructor:  Isabel Villalobos-Galeana,
  • Mondays, 4:30–5:45 p.m.; CRN 72506 - Instructor: Victor Diaz
  • Tuesday, 9:55–11:10 a.m.; CRN 72507 - Instructor: Jenn Leal
  • Tuesdays, 11:50–1:05 p.m.; CRN 72508 - Instructor: Briana Maturi
  • Wednesdays, 11:50 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.; CRN 72509 - Instructor: Csilla Samay
  • Wednesdays, 1:45–3 p.m.; CRN 72510 - Instructor: Steven Nygaard

EDLA 490 - Group Leadership

  • Mondays, 11:50 a.m.-1:05 p.m.; CRN 72511 - Instructor: Jamal Epperson
  • Mondays, 1:45–3 p.m.; CRN 72512 - Instructor: Dr. Patrick Furlong
  • Tuesdays, 4:30–5:45 p.m.; CRN 72513 - Instructor: Sabrina Merritt
  • Wednesdays, 9:55–11:10 a.m.; CRN 72514 - Instructor: John Orozco
  • Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45 p.m.; CRN 72515 - Instructor: Isabella Ferrante

EDLA 491 - Community Leadership

  • Mondays, 11:50 a.m.–1:05 p.m.; CRN 72517 - Instructor: Chelsea Brown
  • Tuesdays, 1:45–3 p.m.; CRN 72518 - Instructors: Dr. Julia Wade and Lisha Maddox
  • Tuesdays, 4:30-5:45 p.m.; CRN 72520 - Instructor: Ron’na Lytle
  • Wednesdays, 4:30–5:45 p.m.; CRN 72519 - Instructor: Michelle Kiser

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.