The Institute for Leadership Excellence was established to empower each member of our community to build their leadership capabilities in accordance with Here & Next.   

Click here to apply for a fall 2024 ILE cohort! Applications close May 31, 2024.

If you have any questions, please email

Cohort Programs

ILE is thrilled to invite WashU staff members to apply for one of two programs offered this fall: Emerging Leaders Program and Leadership Excellence and Development Program. Both programs are cohort based, run August through April, and are free of cost to staff. Applications will open in early May and close on May 31. Please note only completed applications will be considered. 

Click here to check out our recap video from our 2023-2024 ILE programs!

Emerging Leaders Program

The Emerging Leaders Program might be right for you if you manage individual contributors and/or complex initiatives. Ideally, you have less than 5 years of experience as a leader and are seeking an opportunity to build skills to have a more intentional approach to leadership in your direct sphere of influence through hands-on collaboration with others.  Learn more about the Emerging Leaders Program

Leadership Excellence and Development Program

The Leadership Excellence and Development Program might be right for you if you have more than 5 years of leadership experience and at least 3 direct reports. Ideally, you are a manager of managers and are seeking a development opportunity to have a stronger leadership impact multiple layers out from your immediate scope of influence. Learn more about the Leadership Excellence and Development Program. 


Please reach out to:

Lindsey Alt

Lindsey Alt

Director, Leadership Development & Institute for Leadership Excellence (ILE)

Melinda Stitzel

Melinda Stitzel

Program Manager, Leadership Development and ILE