Leadership Development Institute
sponsored by
The Eastern Region
of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

in Partnership with
ETL Education Foundation
Alpha Scholarship Endowment Fund of IUL

Developing Leaders for Tomorrow's
Challenges
                        Leadership Development Institute Overview

For over a century, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated has been the hallmark of leadership
development; providing our nation and the world with leaders whose talents have contributed
immeasurable value to humanity and civilization.  Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Marc
Morial, David Dinkins, and Charles Rangel are just a very few of the noteworthy leaders that are a
part of the Alpha Phi Alpha legacy.

The Leadership Development Institute (LDI) was chartered in the Eastern Region of the fraternity in
1983. Geographically, the Eastern Region includes the eastern seaborne; from Maine to Virginia,as
well as chapters in Bermuda, Germany, South Africa, and Liberia.  This year, in partnership with the
ETL Education Foundation, and the Alpha Scholarship Endowment Fund of IUL,  LDI will be held three
times, once in the spring at the site of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity  Eastern Region Convention,
and again during the summer in the Washington DC/Baltimore area, and in New York City.  
Additionally, LDI programming is held throughout all regions of the fraternity and thus has a national
impact.  Over the years the program has served thousands of young men by providing interactive
leadership workshops, cultural and recreational activities, real leadership opportunities, education
enhancements, and college awareness.

Young men who possess and have demonstrated leadership skills are identified by chapters of Alpha
Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and other civic/community organizations.  The organizations then sponsor
these young men's participation in LDI.   For four days, under the tutelage of recognized community
leaders, these young men participate in important leadership development activities.  During the
Institute the student participants (known as Ambassadors)  begin the training and grooming to
assume the roles of leaders and productive citizens throughout their communities.  Most importantly
they join a network of support that is available to assist them in reaching their goals and aspirations.  

This website is designed to provide you specific information about LDI programming.  It serves as the
portal for Ambassador sponsorship and additional information.  Each page contains a conspicuous
Contact Us link.  At anytime that you have a specific question, feel free to click on the link and send us
your inquiry.  We will respond to you in a prompt manner.  

                                                                                Steven B. Skinner, Chair
                                                                                Leadership Development Institute
                                                                                Eastern Region