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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.

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 2200.

LILI Application

Complete the application 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.


Juli McNeely, LUTCF, CFP, CLU, NAIFA Past President

LILI came at the perfect time for my firm. They say if you are "not changing you are choosing." We have done nothing but change since I took LILI and we aren't done yet. The skills I learned in LILI allowed me to lead my team through an incredible transition time.