Leadership Institute

Better Men. Better Lives.

Leading with Courage, Action, & Excellence

Leading with courage is a core component of Delta Sigma Phi’s mission. The Leadership Institute (LI) is Delta Sigma Phi’s flagship educational program. This five-day institute offers an immersive experience that teaches values-based leadership through the foundation of Kouzes and Posner’s “The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.”

LI curriculum combines small- and large-group facilitated discussions, team-building activities, and high and low ropes-style challenge courses. Trained alumni volunteers and professional staff guide participants through the Leadership Institute.

Since 1993, this program has allowed undergraduate members to improve their individual, team, organizational and professional leadership skills. Participants create a Personal Development Plan to help them achieve goals in various aspects of their life. Formerly known as the College of Engineered Leadership, more than 1,100 participants have graduated from this program armed with the skills of principled leadership.


What Will You Learn?

As a result of attending Leadership Institute, members of Delta Sigma Phi will:

  • Be able to articulate their strengths and areas of improvement as a leader;
  • Be able to describe how they personally respond to change and how it affects those around them;
  • Create an action plan for accomplishing personal goals and/or goals of an organization in which they hold membership.

Leadership Institute challenged me to go outside of my comfort zone as a leader. Through learning about and practicing the five exemplary leadership practices, I was able to improve my leadership skills.


The L.I. Class of 2019

Congrats to the 2019 LI Alpha Gamma Class!

For 27 years, Delta Sigma Phi has offered undergraduate leaders a unique opportunity to develop & improve their leadership skills. Leadership Institute is a highly-selective five-day program, and we couldn’t be more excited about our 2019 attendees!

Dan Acello

Johnson & Wales '19

Adrian Alejandre-Resendez

Woodbury University '17

Paolo Balladares

Western Carolina University '17

Colin Bannon

Millikin University '18

Frank Biggs

Towson University, ‘19

Michael Boerboon

University of Wisconsin- La Crosse '17

James Bozza

University of Georgia '17

Sam Britt

University of North Carolina at Charlotte '18

Tyler Brower

Utah State University '18

Michael Cherry

Utah State University '17

Zach Collins

University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh '18

Adam Cook

Cleveland State University '17

Sean Dwello

The University of Utah '16

Corey Ferguson

Kennesaw State University '18

Jarett Fickbohm

Missouri State University '17

Nicholas Frisina

Gannon University '18

Brandon Fulwiler

University of California, Irvine '16

Dan Gillis

Georgia Institute of Technology '18

Corey Heyward

Kennesaw State University '17

Christian Jackson

Millikin University '17

Joshua Jackson

Eureka College ‘18

Caden Jones

Transylvania University '18

Brian Kullen

Loyola University Chicago '17

Jacob Martin

University of Wisconsin- La Crosse '16

Grant Palm

Georgia Institute of Technology '17

Connor Pautz

Missouri University of Science & Technology '17

Michael Penn

University of Idaho '17

Jackson Pitlock


Dane Rader

Missouri State University '16

Peter Reilly

University of Iowa '18

Craiy Rodrigues

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology '18

Justin Schieber

Kansas State University '17

Ryan Skelly

University of Louisiana at Monroe '17

Jonathan Staley

Indiana State University '17

Charles Story

Chapman University '18

Elliott Taylor

University of Utah '17

Robert Terhell

San Jose State University '18

A.J. Thal

Ohio State University '18

Joseph Vales

Johnson & Wales '19

Cody Vela

Texas State University '18

Dawson Wagner

Kansas State University '18

Christopher Williams

Lander University '17

De'Andre Wilson

Oglethorpe University '17

Jonathan Winer

Stetson University '18

Michael Woller

Utah State University '18

Kawaiola Wong

Millikin University '18

Alex Wood

Missouri University of Science & Technology '18

Better Men. Better Lives.