I-Programs have been the cornerstone initiative of the lllinois Leadership® Center (ILC) since opening our doors. Designed as six-hour seminars (typically on Saturdays), these programs focus on a particular aspect of leadership practice. The curriculum for each program are built with learning outcomes focused on addressing the competencies from the Illinois Model of Leadership

I-Programs are delivered by trained facilitators to assist in shaping the experience and learning environment of the programs. Like all ILC programs & services, these programs are offered to UIUC students at no additional cost. These programs are provided multiple times throughout the academic year.





How to Register:

Space is limited & food is provided, so registration is required to attend a program. To register, students will need to follow these steps:

Step #1: Go to https://leadership.illinois.edu/login

Step #2: Login using your Illinois Net ID

Step #3: Click on the Registration tab to select and register for the appropriate i-Program sessions

To view the cancellation policy, please click here.


Questions? Please contact iprograms@illinois.edu or 217-333-0604


To learn more about each program, read below:


The Ignite program focuses on skills necessary for effective group and organization development. Students who participate can expect to develop approaches to leading change initiatives, learn about systems thinking, and coalition building. At Ignite, students will work with other students to develop a plan for their own change initiative. 


The Imprint program focuses on competencies necessary for displaying leadership during times of personal and professional transition. Students develop skills in managing themselves during times of change; and learn how to develop, and maintain, the personal and professional networks necessary to sustain success in any environment.

Only occurring once a year (usually in February), Imprint is the largest program each year. This program is led each year by University of Illinois alumni. They are chosen from a variety of professions and academic colleges, and share their own personal stories of success and challenge around transition in their own lives.


The Inclusion program focuses on concepts such as equity, equality, diversity, inclusion, and privilege. Students who participate will recognize the values of others, and identify differing social identities in relation to leadership. 

Rolls-Royce Innovation

The Rolls-Royce Innovation program focuses on skills related to innovation, creativity, and diversity of ideas in problem solving. Students who participate in Innovation will develop skills in these areas and also an understanding of their dominant problem solving style and its impact on organizations and people.

The Rolls-Royce Innovation program is named after Rolls-Royce Corporation, in honor of the company's generosity and support.

Petullo Insight

The Petullo Insight program is designed to help students focus on self-awareness and self-management skills. Students who participate will be able to explain their strengths to others and practice them in an individual and team setting. 

The Petullo Insight program is named after Anthony "Tony" Petullo, in honor of Tony's generosity and support.


The Integrity program focuses on the skills necessary for interpersonal and organizational ethical leadership. Students who participate in Integrity are faced with ethical challenges and learn how to successfully navigate them with the help of skilled facilitators.


The Intersect program is designed to help students focus on interpersonal communication and team building. Students who participate will work with fellow students to accomplish team challenge goals.

For this program, current University of Illinois students are trained and serve as small group faciliators. They are chosen from a variety of academic colleges, and previously participated in an i-Program.