Mendoza School of Business

Integral Leadership Development

The day you arrive on campus, your MBA journey launches with the Integral Leadership Development (ILD) program. The foundation for ILD is a rigorous, quantitatively backed self-examination. Under the guidance of highly regarded business executives and faculty, you will spend four days participating in individual and group activities to help you discern your most important values, strengths and weaknesses — a process that proves to be unexpectedly challenging.

The facilitators will lead you through a range of experiences, assignments, and topics throughout the week — a solitary reflection on leadership and purpose; an intense examination of each person’s guiding values with end results that often surprise participants; an introduction to the Leadership Circle, a self-assessment tool that looks at competencies and tendencies; and a frank, accessible examination of conflict in the workplace and a leader’s role in navigating it.

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Anyone who chooses the Notre Dame MBA expects to be deeply changed — by internalizing values, gaining useful understanding of strengths and passions, and, especially, discovering a sense of purposeful leadership. These changes begin immediately and intensely during this first week on campus in order to kick-start your development as an effective business leader during your MBA.