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.