Developing Leaders

Developing LeadersLearning to Lead. Leading to Serve.

At its core, innovation is about the leaders driving change. Taking a step beyond managing others, innovation leaders mobilize people to think creatively, act boldly and deliver value-producing solutions that answer some of the world's grand challenges.

At Innovation Alley, we're experts in developing the whole person so that our students - from undergraduates to working professionals - can go on to lead oneself, lead others and lead the technology and innovation that will change our world. 

 For students 


Excellence in Leadership (E-Lead) is a curricular innovation leadership development program for undergraduate students across the disciplines at Marquette. Through a curriculum rooted in the Jesuit tradition, E-Leaders progress through a three-year program focused on leading oneself, leading with others and leading innovation. Students apply in their sophomore year, earning academic credit for their classroom and experiential innovation leadership learning.

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For professionals

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Professional development workshops for industry

Learning doesn't have to stop after graduation. Our one-week professional development workshops for industry brings leaders from across disciplines to Marquette's campus for intensive leadership development and skillset training. 

Professional development workshops are expected to begin in fall 2019. 

Off-site leadership development workshops for industry 

Does your organization need a leadership refresher? Our interdisciplinary leadership faculty will work with you to create a personalized leadership development workshop for your organization's needs. And, we'll come to you.