The Institute begins with a weekend at Camp Timber-Lee, where students learn lessons about leadership through hands-on activities. During the Institute, students see course content come alive through trips to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Illinois Holocaust Museum.
What is my story, and how is it a part of God’s story? What is the next thing to build? What is the next right step? Throughout the Institute, students develop a Leadership Profile that helps them assess where they have been and where they are going in their leadership journey.
Morning workshops focus on spiritual formation as a foundation for leadership and personal growth. Evening workshops focus on collaboration, strategy, and application.
Each 360LI student is placed in a small group with an undergraduate mentor to reflect on course content, to discuss workshop application, and to meet other student leaders. 360LI is more than an Institute; it’s a community.
You’re Invited! Good leaders need a strong foundation. What does it mean to be a Christian leader? How can I lead at school, church, or among my peers? If these are questions you think about, then Trinity’s 360 Leadership Institute is for you. During the two weeks at 360LI, you’ll expand your Christian view of the world, build a community of friends, shape your unique voice, and embrace the call to influence the world for Christ.
|For students aged 15–18|
|3 hours of college credit|
|2 weeks over the summer|
|Full room and board|
|3 fantastic field experiences|
|Preparation for college life|
|TIU scholarship available|
|Activities | Explore your limits through field trips and team challenges|
|Innovative Projects | Apply concepts to your leadership context|
|Seminar Discussions|Examine your faith with like-minded peers|
|Small Groups|Develop your leadership identity through mentorship|
|Habits | Grow closer to God through teaching and daily practice|
|Track #1 | One Mission, Many Stories|
|Track #2 | Introduction to Philosophy|
Where: Trinity College in Deerfield, IL
Cost includes food, room, transportation to field locations, and 360LI merchandise
Registration Cost: $900
Registration deadline: June 13
Stay in Trinity’s residence halls with 360LI undergraduate coaches, RAs, and other 360LI students.
What to bring: Once accepted, students will receive a packing list from the Institute.
$150 missionary kid discount
$150 returning 360LI student discount
$150 sibling discount
$100 TIU faculty recommendation discount
$100 National School Project (NSP) leader discount
Need-based and TIU/TEDS student/faculty discounts available upon application
COVID Backup Plan:“What if COVID hinders our plans in June?”
We’ve got you covered!
Same 360LI quality, different format:
• 6-week online seminar meeting every Monday morning
• weekly community groups with undergraduate mentors
• weekly extension activities for your context
• 1:1 check-ins with professors
• $200 off in-person pricing
Chris Firestone. Dr. Firestone is currently professor and chair of the Philosophy department. He worked to develop the “Trinity Debates” and leads annual outreach trips to Eastern Europe. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Christian Philosophers, and the American Philosophy Association.
Ahyuwani Akanet. Dr. Akanet directs 360LI and works at Trinity as the Director of Student Engagement and Leadership. A recent (May 2021) graduate of TEDS with a PhD in Educational Studies, he brings his passion for leadership development and student participation to the Student Life team. He also volunteers with the youth ministry of his local church, Crosslife EFC, Libertyville, Illinois.