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Leadership Academy

The NIU Leadership Academy is a premier leadership development program for students at Northern Illinois University. The program is primarily based on Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge. Kouzes and Posner (2007) assert that leadership can be a learned skill and that there are five practices of exemplary leadership which can be developed in order to become an engaging leader. The five practices of exemplary leadership are "Model the Way," "Inspire a Shared Vision," "Challenge the Process," "Enable Others to Act," and "Encourage the Heart."

The Leadership Academy is also anchored in NIU's commitment to the community, region, and world. Program content intentionally engages students in dialogues with leaders from NIU and beyond, enhancing their professional connections and networking abilities. The three-tier program combines theoretical and practical leadership experiences to create an interactive learning environment for future leaders.

Read more about the Leadership Academy here.

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Leadership Academy Application
Tier 1: Emerging Leaders (development checklist)
Tier 2: Evolving Leaders (development checklist)
Tier 3: Engaging Leaders (development checklist)


Spring 2014 Leadership Workshops

All NIU students are cordially invited to attend the spring semester Leadership Workshops. Each workshop will last around an hour. 

These workshops are a great way to expand your knowledge and understanding of leadership concepts, meet other students who are interested in leadership, and engage in thought provoking conversations. Be sure to join us this spring! Below are additional details on the workshops:

Culturally Competent Leadership

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
3:00 p.m. &  6:00 p.m.
Campus Life Building, Room 100
Sponsored by: Student Involvement & Leadership Development 

Career & Leadership Development: How do They Connect?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Campus Life Building, Room 100
Sponsored by: Student Involvement & Leadership Development 

Encouraging the Heart

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Campus Life Building, Room 100
Sponsored by: Student Involvement & Leadership Development

Student Organization Leader Panel

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Campus Life Building, Room 100 
Sponsored by: Student Involvement & Leadership Development

Emotional Intelligence for Leaders

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Campus Life Building, Room 100
Sponsored by: Student Involvement & Leadership Development

End-of-the-Year Leadership Academy Celebration

Thursday, May 1, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Campus Life Building, Room 100
Sponsored by: Student Involvement & Leadership Development