Institute for Leadership Advancement

The Institute for Leadership Advancement (ILA) was established in 2001 to develop values-based leaders that serve their communities and organizations. ILA instills leadership capabilities, layered on top of the student's academic major, that promote self-development, effective communication, team work, innovation, and adaptability in a changing, global environment. ILA courses are academically based with an added focus on developing leadership skills beyond the classroom — through service-learning initiatives. Our certificate programs aim to develop leaders who are well trained and embrace ILA's core values of responsibility, stewardship, excellence, integrity, and purpose.

Past and Present

To learn more about the Institute for Leadership Advancement’s past and present, read about the ILA legacy from 2001 to present and learn about a few of our amazing alumni.

James C. Bonbright Center for the Study of Regulation

The mission of the James C. Bonbright Center for the Study of Regulation, housed in the Department of Economics at the Terry College of Business, is to promote the economic analysis of regulation and policy, emphasizing the role markets play in coordinating economic activity. The Center fulfills its mission by providing resources for faculty and graduate student research and travel, graduate student assistantships, public lectures, conferences, and undergraduate internships, among other activities.

Selig Center for Economic Growth

Created to convey economic expertise to Georgia businesses and entrepreneurs, the Simon S. Selig, Jr. Center for Economic Growth is primarily responsible for conducting research on economic, demographic, and social issues related to Georgia’s current and future growth. Dedicated in December 1990, the Selig Center improves upon its predecessor, the Division of Research, which was established in the late 1940s.

Through its range of projects — major economic impact studies, economic forecasts, publications, information services, and data products — the center’s efforts help to guide business decisions and public policy directions. In doing so, the Selig Center has become the Terry College of Business’s most visible public service unit.