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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.

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.

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



Arthur Blank talks to students about Home Depot's culture at the Terry Leadership Speaker Series

The theme that runs through all of Arthur Blank’s ventures, from Home Depot to The Atlanta Falcons, is a commitment to a customer-first, principled culture.

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