LDI provides a co-curricular certificate program for exemplary AUI students. Student membership is limited to 30 students for the academic year. Student selection will be based on the student’s academic standing, his or her plan for completion of AUI’s community service requirement, a letter of motivation, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, previous engagement in LDI activities, and on an interview conducted by LDI.
Who can participate?
Students from all schools and majors are encouraged to apply.
When is the program offered?
The LDI program runs in both the Fall Semester and the Spring Semester.
What are the benefits of participating?
Students who complete both semesters of this program will receive a certificate,
a letter for their file and the completion of some of AUI's Community Involvement
Program (CIP) requirements.
When do I sign up?
The application period usually occurs during late spring.
I learned how to be a good leader, how to listen to people and how to manage my time. I also understood the importance of being responsible and committed. It’s a great opportunity to interact with people that you wouldn’t meet in other circumstances and made me realise that some things that are not important for me can have a huge importance for other people.
I learned that being a leader is to do what you said you will do and apply that statement in the different aspects of my life. Those (fundraising) calls helped me to boost my self- confidence and my communication skills. I also learned different tips and strategies to make my tutory sessions more interesting and effective.
I used to be a very shy and reserved person before joining the LDI. After joining the fundraising team and taking part in different fundraising events, where I had to interact with a lot of people I have never met before ,and try to convince them to help us raise money for the good cause, I started feeling more comfortable talking to them. Now, I feel more confident and I feel like I am slowly getting out of my comfort zone, which is a good thing.
Being part of the Leadership Development Institute has Impacted both my studies and my personality. In fact, this is a lifestyle and a way to better organize myself. Also, belonging to the LDI made me more responsible throughout the years and I'm improving myself day by day. Now for me, it's easier to interact with people and setting up my objectives.