Earn a Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership

Our Mission: Develop values-based, impact-driven leaders

The Institute for Leadership Advancement (ILA) is an innovative, ever-evolving certificate program that combines coursework with real-world experience to sharpen the next generation of leaders that stand out distinctly because of their unwavering commitment to make values-based, impact-driven decisions.

The leadership certificate is completed in one or two years (Fellows or Scholars, respectively). Both programs follow a model to first learn, then reflect and ultimately practice—as all students apply their learnings through a final service-learning project, working with nonprofits and underserved communities.

Leonard Leadership Scholars

With an emphasis on values-based leadership, Leonard Leadership Scholars acquire the tools necessary to contribute to their organizations and communities while serving as a model for others to follow.

NOTE: This two-year program is offered only to Terry College students.

Leadership Fellows

Leadership Fellows focus on leadership development courses and activities that enhance their understanding and application of leadership principles and prepare them for success in their organizations and communities.

NOTE: This yearlong program is offered to UGA students of all majors.

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