LEAD Academy

As a Purdue Northwest student, the same professional leadership development program that  community and business leaders pay thousands of dollars for is now available to you… for FREE!

The LEAD Academy is a customized leadership program designed exclusively for PNW students to guide you on your leadership journey. The program includes leadership development, training and
networking with peers!


Invest In You

Build your network of colleagues, develop your leadership skills, and have fun exploring PNW! 

Attending the LEAD Academy is your time to pilot the leadership development that can impact your work, home, and community life. Build your network of colleagues, become a
better leader, and learn more about PNW!

Our program will be held on Wednesday evenings from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the Hammond Campus. The first session starts March 30th, and we’ll meet each week until May11th.

Other details to note about the LEAD Academy: 

  • Our program design will continue to be a deep dive into leadership and management content and practical skill-building.
  • You will be asked to complete a few tasks before or after our sessions together.
  • Each month you will have access to our Leadership Lunch and Learn sessions with other leaders across the region.
  • LEAD is an acronym for Leadership Exploration and Development

For more information about the Explorers Academy, contact the Purdue University Northwest Leadership Institute at leadershipinstitute@pnw.edu or call (219)-989-2802.

The LEAD Academy : Leadership Exploration and Development at Purdue Northwest