Preparing future leaders for careers in classrooms, communities and corporations
An ALEC Education

Our planet’s grand challenges can only be solved by people working together to change things. In the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications Program, we prepare students for careers designed to make organizations stronger, high school students more prepared, and society more informed.

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Leadership Minor

Open to all U of I students this program teaches valuable leadership qualities to prepare you for a successful career.

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Leadership Academy

Helping community members, corporate partners, and students develop workplace leadership skills.

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Our Faculty

ALEC faculty train leaders and teachers to help tackle global challenges in agriculture, human development, and the environment.

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For information on different activities our students are involved in throughout the school year or exciting, new research are faculty are working on, browse our news stories.

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Give to ALEC

We prioritize giving students the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning experiences. Giving financial support helps us fund important experiential learning activities that are not covered by student tuition costs.