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.

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.


Spring 2021 Ignatian Leadership Institute Sections listed on PROWL

EDLA 489 

  • Mondays, 11:00am – 12:20pm; CRN 74998 with Briana Maturi
  • Mondays, 4:00 – 5:20pm; CRN 75000 with John Orozco
  • Tuesdays, 1:50 – 3:10pm; CRN 75001 with Allison Lane
  • Wednesdays, 11:00am – 12:20pm; CRN 76019 with Jenn Leal
  • Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:20pm; CRN 74999 with Steve Nygaard


EDLA 490 

  • Mondays, 2:00 – 3:20pm; CRN 75005 with Katie Styles
  • Tuesdays, 3:50 – 5:10pm; CRN 75008 with Devin Walker
  • Wednesdays, 11:00am – 12:20pm; CRN 75004 with Trevor Wiseman
  • Thursdays, 1:50 – 3:10pm; CRN 75007 with Lalo Moreno


EDLA 491 

  • Mondays, 4:00 – 5:20pm; CRN 75011 with Don Jenkins
  • Tuesdays, 11:50am – 1:10pm; CRN 75012 with Nicole Mann
  • Tuesdays, 1:50 – 3:10pm; CRN 75013 with Amiya Powell-Hodge
  • Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:20pm; CRN 75010 with Alyssa Perez


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.