About us

The Leadership Development Program is designed to educate the next generation of technical leaders for worlds future trough leadership training, mentoring and community service opportunities.

We are one of very few STEM colleges in the nation that offers a technical leadership program that provides a direct bridge from leadership training to a career as a technical leader.


PROGRAM HISTORY

The SIUC Leadership Development Program was founded in 2006 by Dick Blaudow, an SIUC engineering alumnus and CEO of Advanced Technology Services based out of Peoria, IL. Blaudow along with his wife, Brigitte, established the program as a way to help develop the next generation of America’s technical leaders.

The program continues to improve and expand since its inception by never losing focus on our vision, mission, and core values that guide our tradition of success and excellence.

Vision: To become the premier university program which develops 
global technical leaders.

Mission: Through team work, we push harder, faster, and further than anyone thought possible, achieving world-class results.

Motto 1: Excellence in everything we do

Motto 2: Challenge yourself. Change the world!

Core Values
The values of the Leadership Development Program reflect the top trait of a good leader: Our SHARED Values are Safety, Honesty, Accountability, Empathy, Respect, and Dedication.