As the foundation of ISULeads, the Leadership Pillar is designed to use personal development and leadership training, development, and education to help students assess their leadership style, determine how morals and values help make leadership-based decisions, and develop into the leader they are capable of becoming. In addition, students will be able to name leadership theories and approaches and utilize leadership inventories to determine how they best lead.
Honoring a core value of Educating Illinois, Illinois State University’s Strategic Plan, the Civic Engagement Pillar incorporates principles of citizenship, community service, and leadership. Students also learn how to articulate ways they can address social issues, evaluate how to be a productive volunteer, and what it means to be a conscientious and active citizen, as defined by the Active Citizen Continuum.
The Global Perspective Pillar is designed to prepare students to live in a global economy as well as address the challenges of the 21st century. As the world becomes more integrated and diverse, it’s critical for college graduates to: understand world issues, culture and language, history, and art as well as how they intersect; evaluate decisions thoroughly and thoughtfully as to not create unintended consequences; and examine personal perspectives and opinions to more fully interact and live with others.