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Leadership in Life Institute

Developing Top Leaders for
More than 20 years

The Leadership in Life Institute (LILI) is a six-month leadership development program devoted to advancing your personal growth and professional success.


Online LILI Classes Now Forming!

Experience LILI Your Way! NAIFA has launched Online LILI. You'll receive the same curriculum but with the flexibility to participate virtually. Classes will form each month, allowing you to choose when the timing is right.

LILI Enrollment

LILI Requirements, Expectations & Curriculum

What you need to know before enrolling.

LILI History

The first courses were held in 2000 and our alumni now exceeds 3,000.

LILI Enrollment

Enroll in LILI and submit your tuition.

LILI Moderators

What you need to know to become a moderator.


The NAIFA Leadership in Life Institute (LILI) develops leaders by fostering personal growth, enhancing business practices and developing skills necessary for effective leadership.

The course offers:

  • The best in leadership and personal-development thinking
  • Tools to improve your practice and create a business plan
  • Increased understanding of self and improved interpersonal relationships
  • Expanded professional network and opportunities for growth through LILI alumni programs
  • Leadership opportunities in NAIFA
  • The One Page Business Plan® by Jim Horan
  • The Kolb Learning Style Inventory
  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ) – the #1 predictor of success in business and leadership. Learn what your EQ is and how to increase it.
  • Credibility by James Kouzes and Barry Posner – all new and revised edition with sharpened focus on how leaders earn and sustain credibility
  • Study of Jim Collins’ entire body of work on Good to Great companies, what drove some to fail, and others to thrive in uncertain times

Taking the course is an investment in oneself and the returns on the investment can be infinite. Graduates consistently report that LILI gives them the tools to succeed and 70% report a measurable increase in the growth of their business since graduating.

The LILI program is only available for NAIFA members.

ASAE Gold Award 2022



Cheryl Canzanella, LUTCF, CLU, ChSNC, NAIFA 2019 YAT Leader of the Year

This class was so much more than I expected...[it] was more about personal growth. LILI pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped direct my path towards self-discovery…Everyone has greatness inside them, sometimes we just need the right environment to tap into it and then see how deep we can dig to uncover it.

Cheryl Canzanella