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Institute for Leadership Advancement
  • About the Institute
  • Leadership Designation Program
  • Leadership Experience Projects
  • Personal Leadership Skills
  • Honors Leadership Summits
  • For Graduate Students
  • Other Programs and Experiences
  • Staff

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About the Institute

The Institute for Leadership Advancement is made possible through a generous gift from The J.M. Smucker Company. While our vision is both futuristic and bold, it is firmly tied to our enduring values of ethics and responsibility, a comprehensive strategy, integrated programming which connects both knowledge and people, and targeted learning outcomes.

We employ leadership models found among the most expert practices (Social Change Model, Leadership Identity Development Model, Authentic Leadership, etc.) to provide for a thoughtful, engaging mix of personal development, interpersonal growth, and adaptability among changing contexts and paradigms.

Our College of Business believes in integrated knowledge, integrated solutions, and that today's college students should be empowered to be more than “majors;” they should “Be the Next…Anything!”

The Institute's programs are derived from the following leadership model, which was developed by an interdisciplinary team of College of Business Faculty and Staff.

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  • Personal Mastery
  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Interpersonal Development
  • Team Process
  • Enterprise Thinking

Our programs and offerings can be found in the links above. If you have any questions about any of our initiatives, feel free to call us at 330-972-8115 or e-mail us at 

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Our vision

We believe that students can learn to lead effectively from any level of an organization. Whether in a formal leadership role, as a member of a team, or as a contributor to an organization or a community, students can demonstrate personal and team leadership in many different settings.

We provide experiences in the form of academic courses, co-curricular workshops and events, global immersions, and leadership experience projects, and more.

To learn how to get involved with the Institute, simply e-mail: or call 330-972-8115 to schedule an appointment.