Indiana University


Tobias Center Vision

The enduring mission of the Tobias Center is inspiring leadership excellence on a national scale.  Special access to the Center’s work will be furnished to Indiana citizens for the distinct purpose of enhancing leadership within the state.


About Us » Overview

The Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence at Indiana University focuses on multiple sectors and on both the practice and theory of leadership, distinguishing its agenda among leadership programs nationwide.  Through ongoing research in a variety of sectors, the Center generates knowledge about leadership and disseminates this knowledge through a variety of programs.

The Center’s commitment to the practical application of scholarship serves to create a distinctive learning environment. Scholars conduct innovative research and offer innovative curricula and teaching strategies. The work of renowned practitioners is mixed with this more theoretical and scholarly work, stimulating original thought and ensuring utility for the Center’s activities.

The Tobias Center is an Indiana University system-wide entity housed in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and headquartered on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The work across sectors includes collaboration among IU’s Kelley School of Business, the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and the IU School of Education.