The International Student Leadership Institute (ISLI) is a peer-facilitated faith-based leadership retreat designed by Fr. Thomas Chambers C.S.C. at the University of Notre Dame. The organization began when a group of Notre Dame students met with a group of young, potential leaders from a Midwestern high school in order to enhance and expand their leadership aptitude. From this, the organization developed its present scope of operations, which includes exceptional and talented students throughout the United States and Canada. As a graduate of I.S.L.I., you will become a part of the organization that has helped thousands of participants become strong leaders in today’s society.

The ISLI retreat is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in both the leadership and membership roles of task oriented groups. During the retreat, participants take part in small group tasks that allow the student to do the following:

  • Make decisions
  • Observe the growth of the group
  • Examine leadership styles
  • Practice leadership behavior
  • Brainstorm about group dynamics and leadership
  • Learn about positive communication
  • Develop self-motivational skills and learn problem solving
  • Action planning techniques                                                        

When: Friday, February 17, 2023 through Sunday, February 19, 2023

Arrival Time: Friday, February 17 – Registration at 5:00 P.M.

Departure Time: Sunday, February 19 after the closing Mass at 4:00 P.M.

Where: Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center, Dalton

Who: 9th Grade – 12th Grade Students

Cost: Participants (first-time at ISLI) – $200 ($225 after January 30)

Trainees (second time or third time at ISLI) – $215 ($235 after January 30)

The ISLI retreat is a leadership formation experience and may not be for every student due to the demanding nature of the schedule and necessity to share in small group processes. If ISLI does not seem like a suitable fit, please consider one of our other retreat programs.

Fee covers program materials, meals, room and a t-shirt.

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit and reservation are required. Apply early. There are a limited number of spaces available for I.S.L.I. Registration will close February 10, 2023.

For more information, please call Shannon Kowalski: 570-207-2213, ext. 1155.