Are you ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? Indiana University has seminars, retreats, and courses, that prepare you for leadership roles in any type of setting.
Leadership programs that are tailored to your strengths and goals
Hoosier Leadership Program
The Hoosier Leadership Program recognizes that leadership isn’t a position, but a process: exploring values, honing leadership skills, and becoming an inclusive leader are the secrets to success in your career and in life.
Two high-impact leadership experiences offer you experiential learning that parallels your academic coursework.
The Institute, in partnership with LeaderShape® is a four-day immersive leadership retreat held at a camp located off campus. You won’t learn how to run better meetings—you’ll learn to change the world, whatever that might mean to you.
This year's Institute will take place March 9–12, 2024, at Bradford Woods.
Participants will identify the values they hold that lead to making a difference in the communities around them. Through self-assessment, intensive small group discussions, team building challenges, and more, participants will develop a vision for something they care about along with the skills to create change in the world toward a more caring, just, and equitable society.
Visit LeaderShape's website for more information on the Institute.
Leadership courses are offered through the School of Education and are open to all IU Bloomington students. Classes are offered during the fall and spring semesters. If you are interested in being an instructor for a leadership course, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership Training is a course focused on preparing student leaders to address current issues on campus and in their communities. Discover your own individual strengths and personal values, examine communication skills and group dynamics, and discuss theories in leadership to enact positive social change in themselves, in their community, and beyond.
The “FIP” gives students an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills while increasing their knowledge of Indiana University Student Government through experiential learning. Students will be paired with an IUSG mentor and work toward implementing a project with real impact on the IU Campus. Learn more on the IUSG website.
Understand the socioeconomic context of the founding of the American fraternity and sorority movement. Reflect and evaluate how the values of these organizations have been maintained over time, and demonstrate the relevance of fraternities and sororities in the twenty-first century.
skills along with practical skills needed to be successful as a Union Board director. Emphasis will be placed on
the role the college union and union board play in the overall IUB co-curricular experience.
Improving Your Cultural Competency
As you move through your time at Indiana University, broadening your knowledge of and shared experiences with the people and the world around you is essential. Learning from and with those who have different lived experiences than you will help you to cultivate positive, sustained relationships with your peers, and will improve your ability to engage with and contribute to the university and local community.
The Student Involvement and Leadership Center offers two programs that assess personal and group intercultural knowledge and dynamics. Participation in these programs will help you engage your current levels of intercultural understanding and will suggest next steps for continued improvement. To take advantage of one of these opportunities, please fill out this form.
Perspectives is a set of modules designed to teach students the mindsets and skills they need to engage in constructive dialogue with peers and within the classroom.
Perspectives is being offered in two formats:
- Students can arrange an individualized course for their student organization.
- Students can sign up for EDUC-U212 Constructive Dialogues, an 8-week class offered through the School of Education.
Learn more about EDUC-U212 Constructive Dialogues in the course section above.
The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is a multi-step tool that works to assess an individual's or a group's cultural competence along a continuum. Following the IDI assessment, a Qualified Administrator reviews the IDI findings with participants and reviews next steps for continued work and improvement along the continuum of cultural competence.
If you're looking to take part in this opportunity, complete the request form below.
Custom Program Facilitations
Student Involvement and Leadership Center Staff are available to facilitate programs for student organizations, departments, or visiting groups. Whether your group needs assistance with group dynamics, teamwork, leadership development, our a unique group adventure outdoors, contact us to see how we might be able to help. To submit a request, complete our online request form.Request Form
The purpose of these activities is to have fun or literally, "break-the-ice" and get to know other group members. Examples include name games, human bingo, and chain of connection.
Facilitations on leadership development offer a variety of topics tied to Dr. Seemiller's Student Leadership Competencies framework and relevant student leadership theories. Facilitations can be conceptual in nature or offer interactive activities to delve into students' unique leadership styles.
These workshops focus on a particular skill that your group would like to develop. Examples include workshops on communication, conflict management, and delegation.
Facilitations working on teamwork and group cohesion dive deeper than Team Builders. These programs are typically longer in nature and involve activities that require increased engagement and vulnerability from participants.
Meet with a leadership advisor
Overwhelmed with choices? Meet with a leadership advisor to get started. You can connect with one of our advisors by email at email@example.com, by phone at 812-855-4682, or in person at the Indiana Memorial Union, Suite 270 of the Student Involvement Tower.