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.
ILA Honor Roll
ILA is grateful to the many students, parents, alumni, corporations, foundations and
friends who continue to support the efforts of the institution. Because of you, ILA
is able to develop values-based, impact-driven leaders. Click here to view our 2020 Honor Roll.
Institute for Leadership Advancement Offerings
The year-long Leadership Fellows program, open to all UGA students, provides leadership development through innovative courses and challenging service-learning
opportunities. There are two application periods; applications for Spring Fellows
opens August 1 and applications for Fall Fellows opens December 1. Participants in
the program will earn the Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership.
The two-year long Leonard Leadership Scholars Program, open to all Terry majors, 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.
By financially supporting ILA you can be a part of a transformational change that
Terry offers future generations of business leaders.