Kenyan Nurse

Clementine Gwoswar aims to make her business vision a reality.

Athletic Coach

Joanna Cote seeks to integrate community service and physical fitness.

Military Man

Mike Boyce returns to alma mater for a personal journey in theology.

Woman looking up to front of classroom

The Inspired Leadership Initiative (ILI) is a program for accomplished individuals from all disciplines (business, non-profit, and academic, to name a few) who have completed their chosen careers and wish to spend an academic year at Notre Dame—taking advantage of the University's vast array of resources—to pivot to their next stage in life.

Accompanied by dedicated faculty and staff, ILI fellows have the unique opportunity to reflect on the past and shape the direction of their future, while also sharing wisdom, experience, and knowledge with the Notre Dame community.

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Hear from our fellows and faculty advisors as they share their unique and inspiring stories.

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Inspiring Conversations
Journey Towards Purpose

Last fall we launched our digital series, "Inspiring Conversations," with a theme of “Leading People in an Ever-Changing World.” Through stories, perspectives, and lessons learned from their own experiences, the speakers reflected not only on their expertise—but also their humanity—both within their organizations and in their communities.

Then in the spring, we presented the second round, which focused on "Transforming Lives and Lives Transformed." It featured leaders from across many disciplines, industries, and ministries. Both series were recorded and are available via video and podcast.  

Join us this academic year as we explore the theme of "Journey Towards Purpose".  It will feature well-known leaders who specialize in guiding people toward living more fulfilling, happy lives. 

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