About the Institute for Leaders in Development
The Institute for Leaders in Development at University of Denver (ILD) is unlike any other nonprofit professional development program in Colorado. Dedicated exclusively to supporting development professionals during a critical period (around 5–7 years on average), the program combines a professionally relevant curriculum, customized mentorship program, and capstone project that requires each participant to address an existing development challenge in their organization. To date, more than 200 development professionals have completed the program.
are taught by experienced development professionals. The curriculum
focuses on teaching development and relationship-building skills within a
leadership context. The curriculum is relevant to organizations of all
sizes, settings, and missions. Read highlights from the year
Use your learnings and the power of the ILD network to tackle a current issue in your own organization or build a project based on personal career goals. You’ll present your learnings to a panel of experts and your classmates.
Each participant is thoughtfully paired with an experienced development professional. Students work with their mentor to develop a workplan that identifies areas for learning, related activities, and a capstone experience to test and practice new skills.
Program scholarships are available. Requests for scholarships don’t impact your acceptance status with our program. Scholarship requests are considered after the cohort has been selected.