Why ILD?

The mission of the Institute for Leadership Development at Siena College (“ILD”) is to develop and administer cost effective leadership training programs for organizations in the Capital District and beyond. The programs are designed to help organizations and individuals lead with integrity and ethical responsibility.

Employers today are facing unprecedented challenges related to the unstable economic environment, changing customer demands, technological innovation, and investor expectations. To address these issues leaders need to develop new competencies, refine existing practices and create cultures which foster continuous improvement. At the same time, demands on resources are making it increasingly difficult to fund continuing education, particularly that which is generic and non-customized. Customized leadership development programs, while desirable, are often too costly for many employers. Through the ILD, companies will be able to take advantage of affordable customized leadership development programs.