i-Programs have been the cornerstone initiative of the lllinois Leadership® Center (ILC) since opening our doors. Designed as six-hour seminars, these programs focus on a particular aspect of leadership practice.

The curriculum for each program are built with learning outcomes focused on addressing the competencies from the Illinois Model of Leadership.

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 Like all ILC programs & services, these programs are offered to Illinois students at no additional cost. These programs are provided multiple times throughout the academic year.

Questions? Please contact iprograms@illinois.edu or 217-333-0604





Fall 2023 Key Dates:


Program Name Format Registration Opens Registration Closes Modules Due In-Person Session Date & Time  Session Location
Ignite Blended August 14th September 15th September 16th Tuesday, Sep 19th  3:00 PM- 6:00 PM Illini Union- Illini Rooms ABC 
Inclusion Blended August 14th September 25th October 5th Thursday, Oct 12th 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM Illini Union- Illini Rooms ABC
Insight Blended September 21st Octber 23rd October 25th Wednesday, Nov 1st 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM Illini Union- Illini Rooms ABC
Integrity Self-Paced October 23rd November 6th November 10th N/A N/A
Innovation Traditional October 23rd November 24th N/A December 2nd, 10:00 AM- 3:15 PM Illini Union- Illini Rooms ABC


*Registration closes at 11:59 PM and Modules are due no later than 11:59 PM on the dates noted above.*

The Illini Union Ballroom is located on second floor on the north side of the building (closest to Green Street)


The ILC is now offering i-Programs in three formats: blended, traditional, and online self-paced. Descriptions for each program can be found further below. 

Blended – Blended i-Programs require the completion of online modules related to the i-Program curriculum prior to the program. Modules will be completed online via Canvas and will take approximately 3-4 hours to complete. Students will also attend a 3-hour in-person discussion session, at a location on campus, in which they will participate in activities and discussion related to the i-Program content with facilitators and peers. Completion of both the online modules and attending the entirety of the in-person discussion section are required to receive credit for the program.

Traditional – Traditional i-Programs are six-hour seminars that take place fully in person. Students will attend the program at a location on campus and participate in activities and discussion related to the i-Program with other students and facilitators. Lunch is provided to all participants.There are no modules to complete prior to traditional i-Programs. Students must attend the entirety of the in-person seminar to receive credit for the program.

Self-Paced – The ILC is currently offering one fully online, self-paced i-Program, Integrity. This i-Program will be completed online via Canvas and takes approximately six hours to complete. Students must complete all modules associated with the program to receive credit. 

Please be sure to note the format of the program you are registering for to ensure you understand the time commitment, associated deadlines, and requirements.

Dress code for all i-Programs except Imprint is casual. Please wear clothing that is comfortable! For Imprint, we ask students to dress business casual, if possible, however, we do not encourage students to go out and make a wardrobe purchase for the program.


Register for an i-Program session:

click here is register for an i-Program

Registration for i-Programs will open on the date indicated in the table above.

Space is limited & food is provided, so registration is required to attend a program session. To register, students will need to follow these steps:

Step #1: Go to https://leadership.illinois.edu/login

Step #2: Login using your Illinois Net ID

Step #3: Click on the Registration tab to select and register for the appropriate i-Program session

Please note in order to attend a program, you must swipe your i-card and show proof of building access via the Safer Illinois app or Boarding Pass as well as wear a face covering throughout the entirety of the workshop.

Click here to view the cancellation policy


i-Programs are delivered by trained facilitators to assist in shaping the experience and learning environment of the programs.The ILC seeks faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to serve as i-Program facilitators! 


Click here if you are interested in being an i-Program facilitator.


Program Descriptions

Click on the icon for each competency to learn more! 


The Ignite program focuses on skills necessary for effective group and organization development. Students who participate can expect to develop approaches to leading change initiatives, learn about systems thinking, and coalition building. At Ignite, students will work with other students to develop a plan for their own change initiative. 

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Change ManagementSystems Thinking

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The Imprint program focuses on competencies necessary for displaying leadership during times of personal and professional transition. Students develop skills in managing themselves during times of change; and learn how to develop, and maintain, the personal and professional networks necessary to sustain success in any environment.

Only occurring once a year (usually in February), Imprint is the largest program each year. This program is led each year by University of Illinois alumni. They are chosen from a variety of professions and academic colleges, and share their own personal stories of success and challenge around transition in their own lives.

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Relationship Management, Communication

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The Inclusion program focuses on concepts such as equity, equality, diversity, inclusion, and privilege. Students who participate will recognize the values of others, and identify differing social identities in relation to leadership. 

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Openness, Cultural Competency, Diversity Advocacy 

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Rolls-Royce Innovation

The Rolls-Royce Innovation program focuses on skills related to innovation, creativity, and diversity of ideas in problem solving. Students who participate in Innovation will develop skills in these areas and also an understanding of their dominant problem solving style and its impact on organizations and people.

The Rolls-Royce Innovation program is named after Rolls-Royce Corporation, in honor of the company's generosity and support.

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Innovation, Change Management

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Petullo Insight

The Petullo Insight program is designed to help students focus on self-awareness and self-management skills. Students who participate will be able to explain their strengths to others and practice them in an individual and team setting. 

The Petullo Insight program is named after Anthony "Tony" Petullo, in honor of Tony's generosity and support.

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: Self-Knowledge, Reflection

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The Integrity program focuses on the skills necessary for interpersonal and organizational ethical leadership. Students who participate in Integrity are faced with ethical challenges and learn how to successfully navigate them.

Illinois Leadership Competencies Addressed: IntegrityOpenness

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