Leadership Institute

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

Leadership Northwest Indiana (LNI)

Our 10-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.

Jan 28

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.

Feb 25

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.

Mar 25

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.

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.

News and Announcements

Dr Jane Goodall is picutred.

Innovator’s Corner: Dr. Jane Goodall on Making a Difference

The Society of Innovators spoke with Dr. Jane Goodall during Web Summit 2020.

PNW Chancellor Thomas Keon

Turbulent Times Provide Opportunities for Change and Innovation

Chancellor Thomas Keon authors a guest column for the Northwest Indiana Times on moving through uncertain times with an eye towards change and innovation.

LaPorte Mayor Tom Dermody

Food for Thought Lunch and Lead Seminar with Mayor Tom Dermody of La Porte

The Leadership Institute at PNW welcomed a seasoned business and political leader, Mayor Tom Dermody, for the most recent Lunch and Lead seminar.