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September 2018 Professional Development Luncheon

September 25, 2018
11:00 AM CDT - 1:00 PM CDT

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Fall State CE Video-conference

October 10, 2018
9:00 AM CDT - 4:00 PM CDT

Earn up to six-hours of credit at the State CE Day!

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LILI Curriculum

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“I had been struggling with my vision and mission since taking on a new responsibility professionally, and somewhere along the way in my 20-year career, I lost sight of ME. LILI provided a trusting and positive learning environment. The class brought nine strangers together and over the course of six months, all of us came to a deeper understanding of who we are, why we do what we do, and how our core values and guiding principles are the compass for our life’s journey.” 

– Lisa L. Haberman, NAIFA-Minnesota

“Kudos to NAIFA for developing such a course! I’ve been involved (both as student and teacher) in Dale Carnegie and various industry designation classes. In my opinion, LILI ranks at the top in helping prioritize what is important in life, and achieving one’s self-determined definition of success.” 
– Michael Standrod, CLU, REBC, NAIFA-Northwest Arkansas

The Leadership in Life Institute (LILI) curriculum is based on the leadership writings of Stephen Covey, John Maxwell, Jim Collins, and Kouzes & Posner.

The institute consists of six sessions over six months:

    • Session One: Identifying One’s Self 
      Introductions, self-assessments, and identification of personality styles and how to relate to them
    • Session Two: Mastering One’s Self 
      Leadership fundamentals, personal vision and mission
    • Session Three: Developing One’s Self 
      Application of self-mastery skills learned in Session Two
    • Session Four: Developing the Leaders Around You 
      Team-building and working with others to achieve unique goals
    • Session Five: Someday All This Will Be…Whose? 
      Moving from Independence to Interdependence
    • Session Six: The Journey Begins – Commencement 
      Responsibility, renewal and hallmarks of leadership

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Each state determines its own guidelines for granting CE credits. Individual states may choose to award credits for completing LILI.

State and local association executives working towards their CAE certification must accrue 75 hours of education.  The ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) awards 36 credit hours towards the certification for completing LILI.


Tuition is determined by the sponsor state and includes:

    • Student guide
    • 4 textbooks
    • The One Page Business Plan®
    • The Kolb Learning Style Inventory
    • Journal
    • Certificate & certificate holder

Contact your current State LILI Chair or LILI Moderator for more information and to apply.

Download the LILI Student Application and submit to your State LILI Chair orModerator