The Institute for Leadership Education is a well-established, internationally award-winning interdisciplinary program with broad engagement between the college and communities it serves. Leadership education and development is a foundational aspect of the Wartburg experience. Among the programs sponsored by the Institute for Leadership Education are:
The Leadership minor at Wartburg College is designed to help you maximize your potential. Students in the program demonstrate and reflect critically upon the Wartburg definition of leadership, “taking responsibility for our communities, and making them better through public action” and apply it to their own experiences and situations.
The High School Leadership Institute (HSLI) is a summer program where college students and faculty work with high school students to help develop their leadership skills. The program is highlighted by a service trip to Chicago.
“Community Builders” is a collaboration of Wartburg College students, local sixth grade students, and adult volunteers who discuss the importance and value of both the local and global communities of which we are a part, as well as undertake community service projects. In 2010 “Community Builders” was awarded a MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship.
Baldwin Leadership Fellows recognize the many contributions provided by Mark and Peggy Baldwin to Wartburg College, the Institute for Leadership Education (ILE), and the leadership programs they support. The ILE selects four first-year students each year to serve as Baldwin Leadership Fellows. The term of the fellowships will normally be three and a half years. This includes attendance at the Air Force Academy National Character & Leadership Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado during the second year in the program. Baldwin Fellows, working with faculty and staff affiliated with the Institute for Leadership Education, will play a role in expanding the conversation about leadership education and civic engagement on campus throughout their tenure at Wartburg. The Baldwin Fellows come from diverse academic backgrounds and are passionate about leadership and service in the context of the Wartburg mission. Click here to learn more >>