Leadership Northwest Indiana

Leadership Institute

At the Leadership Institute at PNW, we prepare great leaders of all ages to excel in an increasingly competitive global environment.

A Leadership Northwest Indiana cohort at PNW's Gabis Arboretum

Leadership Northwest Indiana (LNI)

Our 8-month program will help you identify areas for growth to become a more insightful, stronger leader.

Applications Now Open

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“Leadership is like a muscle that needs to be worked. It’s using proven skills and techniques; it's life experience. It's making mistakes and learning from them.”

Sheila Matias, Executive Director

Resources

Explorer Academy

The Explorer Academy at the Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest is a program designed for PNW staff members to help guide their professional development, build upon their strengths, and navigate all that PNW has to offer.  

About Us

The mission of the Leadership Institute is to train leaders at all levels to grow their leadership skills, enabling participants to add their vibrant leadership to our communities. We aim for each participant to become a more confident, charismatic and authentic leader.  

Donate

As a donor, your gift helps us to connect emerging leaders with leadership training and collaborative experiences. Our region requires strong leadership to sustained economic and community development and by supporting The Leadership Institute, we are able to serve more young leaders, emerging leaders and region professionals.

Apr 20

On The Other Side: Social Media

Join PNW scholars and community experts for a series of conversations exploring the post-COVID world and our opportunity for reinvention. What does social media look like in a post-COVID world?

Apr 29

Leadership Institute Food for Thought Lunch and Lead

The Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest hosts a “Food for Thought” Lunch and Lead seminar. Speaker details and registration to be announced.

May 10

On The Other Side: Tourism and Hospitality

Hospitality and Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world and the impact of COVID 19 has been devastating. Join PNW scholars and community experts for a series of conversations exploring the post-COVID world and our opportunity for reinvention.

May 27

Leadership Institute Food for Thought Lunch and Lead

The Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest hosts a “Food for Thought” Lunch and Lead seminar. Speaker details and registration to be announced.

News and Announcements

Victor Garcia is pictured.

7 Principles of Values-Based Leadership

Victor Garcia is president & CEO at Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. He was the featured guest during a Lunch and Lead virtual session, hosted by the Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest.

Leadership Northwest Indiana

The Leadership Institute Now Accepting Applications for Leadership Northwest Indiana 2021-2022

Leadership Northwest Indiana applications are now open. We are looking for those special people who want to accept the leadership challenge and grow the skills that will help you to become a more charismatic and authentic leader.

Purdue Northwest scholars and community experts to discuss “the post-COVID world”

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will host a series of virtual conversations with PNW scholars and community experts to explore the post-COVID world and the opportunity for reinvention. The series, titled “On the Other Side: PNW Examines the Post-COVID World,” will challenge thinking about what the future holds.