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Presidential Leadership Institute

Grow Student Leadership at Your School

The Presidential Leadership Institute is a professional development retreat for emerging student leaders at NCSA schools. During PLI, students spend a week on the beautiful York College campus in Nebraska, immersed in a hands-on learning environment, developing leadership and problem-solving skills.

It’s a world-class learning experience that focuses on faith, service, character, and leadership.

Proven leaders, seasoned educators and successful guest speakers present at the Presidential Leadership Institute, including:

  • Mary Eisenhower, President and CEO of People to People International, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley
  • Former Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature Greg Adams
  • Arbonne Executive National VP Linda Parker
  • Dr. Nathan Mellor, President of Strata Leadership

At the conclusion of the Leadership Institute, students deliver a TED Talk-style presentation that identifies a challenge facing their school and a plan of action for the coming year.

PLI is limited to teams from 10 NCSA schools.

The 2018 Presidential Leadership Institute will be July 15 – 21. For more information or to reserve your school’s spot visit

PLI is a collaboration led by Strata Leadership, LLC , York College, People to People International and the National Christian School Association.