“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”—Albert Einstein
James McGregor Burns in his book titled Leadership said “One of the most universal cravings of our time is a hunger for compelling and creative leadership” (Burns, 1978). Now nearly 40 years later the craving seems to be stronger than ever. But, where does one find that leadership? IPSLEI believes that that kind of leadership can be developed, nurtured, and exercised by individuals through an exploration of leadership rich in the studies of the humanities with an equally deep examination of the practical application of the exercise of leadership.
Time and again students have found IPSLEI to be a profound personal and professional experience leading to changes in their focus and approach to the exercise of ethical leadership. IPSLEI represents a lifelong commitment to learning about the exercise of leadership in self, others, organizations, and the communities in which we live and work. IPSLEI is by and for individuals who serve the public safety. IPSLEI is richly supported by our academic partner, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Leadership Studies, through which we blend the world of critical thinking with the world of practical application.