Leadership Northwest Indiana

The Leadership Institute at PNW is the hub for leadership development in Northwest Indiana. Because leadership is highly valued for both business and personal success, we work to develop great leaders of all ages.

Our mission is simple: develop and support leaders wherever they are on their leadership journey to help them build their leadership tool kit with skills developed through our researched-based program and customized approach.


Leadership Northwest Indiana (LNI)

Our 2021-2022 Leadership Northwest Indiana program will be a hybrid model that combines the best of both worlds-alternating in-person training sessions (as permitted and practical) combined with the convenience of Zoom sessions. This program will give you evidenced-based learning experiences to strengthen your leadership skills and give you strategies to be a better leader in your career, in your community and in your personal life.

The LNI program is well-regarded as a great place for you to build your professional networks, as you learn from the real-world challenges your colleagues bring to our discussions. Our sessions are led by leadership experts from both the academic and business world so that you get the latest research-based leadership content and the most current skills to add to your toolbox.

  • A certificate from Purdue Northwest will be awarded upon completion of the 8-month program.
  • You will receive a 360-Assessment followed by customized one-on-one coaching.
  • You will be asked to do a few tasks before and after our sessions.
  • We will record sessions so that if you are called away at work or have another interruption, you won’t miss a beat!

Cost: $1,950 for the 8-month program.

2021-2022 Schedule

The Leadership Northwest Indiana program begins in September 2021 and runs through May 2022. We will meet for 8 monthly, half-day sessions using a hybrid approach of in-person meetings and online Zoom sessions. Each session is 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  The program does not meet in December.

Session 1/ In-person at the Westville Campus Thursday, September 16, 2021
Session 2/ Virtual Zoom Meeting Thursday, October 14, 2021
Session 3/ In-person at the Westville Campus Thursday, November 18, 2021
Session 4/ Virtual Zoom Meeting Thursday, January 13, 2022
Session 5/ In-person at the Westville Campus Thursday, February 10, 2022
Session 6/ Virtual Zoom Meeting Thursday, March 10, 2022
Session 7/ In-person at the Westville campus Thursday, April 14, 2022
Session 8/ Final Session in-person at the Westville Campus Thursday, May 12, 2022

If you have any questions, the Leadership Institute can be reached at leadershipinstitute@pnw.edu or call (219) 989-2800.

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