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310 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602



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.

Institute for Leadership Advancement Offerings

Leadership Fellows


The year-long Leadership Fellows program, open to any major, provides leadership development through innovative courses and challenging service-learning opportunities. Participants in the program will earn the Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership.

Leonard Scholars


The two-year long Leonard Leadership Scholars Program, open to any Terry student, provides personalized leadership development through innovative courses, enriching extra-curricular activities, and challenging service-learning opportunities. The student commitment creates and sustains a strong servant-leader culture. Participants in the program will earn the Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership.

Terry Leadership Speaker Series

The Terry Leadership Speaker Series presented by the Institute for Leadership Advancement brings well-known leaders from a variety of organizations to the Terry College of Business and the University of Georgia. In these student-oriented forums, leaders are asked to discuss their unique leadership styles and experiences.

Corporate Sponsorships

By financially supporting ILA you can be a part of a transformational change that Terry offers future generations of business leaders. Learn more.

Current Sponsors

$25,000 Level

  • Bolthouse Farms
  • Georgia Power
  • UPS

$15,000 Level

  • Chick-fil-A
  • EY
  • Newell Brands
  • Synovus

$10,000 Level

  • Caterpillar Financial
  • Frederic Thomas USA
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • KPMG
  • Regions
  • Yancey Brothers


Learning to lead

“Leader” was a label that always seemed to apply to Adrian Obleton. He had all the qualities: Charisma, intelligence, compassion, a desire to help. Adding to that, he’ll soon have the certificate, as he’s set to graduate as a member of the Leonard Leadership Scholars Class of 2017.

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