Student Life

Institute of Leadership

We believe training is essential when it comes to developing servant leaders who leave Dunham equipped to make a difference in the world. Open to students in grades 10-12, our Institute of Leadership at is a faculty-selected, curriculum-driven leadership program designed to develop catalytic servant leaders of Jesus Christ passionately pursuing God’s purpose to transform lives for His glory.  The Institute's mission is to train servant leaders, empower leaders to serve, and send leaders out to train others.

Program Highlights

  • Teaching sessions focused on the Institute’s five Principles of Leadership: Model the Way; Inspire a Shared Vision; Challenge the Process; Enable Others to Act; Encourage the Heart
  • Assignments requiring reflection and analysis of leadership skills and styles
  • Group projects designed to foster collaborative project-based learning
  • Monthly meetings with faculty mentors
  • Individual projects that provide self-designed learning opportunities
  • Participation in the Professional Experience Program

Professional Experience Program

The Professional Experience Program provides opportunities for Institute of Leadership participants to connect with professional leaders from a variety of businesses and organizations. Uniquely equipped to train and empower students looking to develop their leadership in a particular area, these career professionals share information about their individual fields and assist students in planning their future academic and professional pursuits through monthly “Lunch & Learn” sessions and potential job shadow or internship opportunities.

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