Leadership Development Initiative

What is the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI)?

The Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) is a student-driven initiative, supported by Campus Life, that seeks to empower and equip any student to lead in their communities at Brown and beyond. Our mission is to create a collaborative community of aspiring leaders that provides a hub for inclusive learning opportunities to foster empathetic, equitable, effective, and sustainable leadership.

Co-curricular leadership development is more critical than ever to rounding out the Brown experience. Working with the amazing team at the LDI has helped me grow my own skills leading teams, driving projects, and building community.

Akash Altman ’20 Campus Life Fellow Co-Founder 2019-2020 Student Coordinator

Brown as an institution supports the vision of creating leaders and change makers. I believe there is an opportunity for LDI to bring this vision to fruition by making leadership development available to all students in a focused and institutionalized manner. By connecting knowledge learned in class, experience in outside work, and skills learned through training and community building, I believe LDI can round off a co-curricular experience of growing as leaders.

Damian Ballard ’20 Co-Founder 2019-2020 Student Coordinator