Leadership & Professional Development Initiative
Leading the World Forward!
The Leadership & Professional Development Initiative (LPDI) is a Purdue University specific leadership approach, focused on the leadership and professional development of ALL undergraduate students, that is intentional, evidence based and responsive to employer needs. The approach focuses on providing opportunities both inside and outside the classroom for students to develop knowledge and skills in twenty competency areas. The approach applies the Gallup-Purdue Index outcomes of applied knowledge through experiential learning opportunities and integrates the academic experience with co-curricular experiences and student employment.