About LDI


Named in honor of Eta Lambda Brother Dr. Wiley S. Bolden, educator, philanthropist, and past president of Savannah State University, the Institute serves as one of Atlanta’s premier and longest running leadership development programs for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It will be hosted in the Carl & Mary Ware Academic Center, on the campus of Clark Atlanta University and is FREE for all students attending. The Leadership Development Institute is designed and encouraged for both FEMALE and MALE students. Business casual attire requested.

Annual Dr. Wiley S. Bolden Leadership Development Institute Session topics include:


  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Responsible use of social networking
  • Dress for Success
  • Social Etiquette
  • Health Awareness
  • Basics of Personal Financial Management