• Instituto de Liderazgo Público - Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Our members

We’re composed by:


Throughout their history, it’s formed integral citizens, ethical agents of cultural change and leaders socially committed with the country and the world.


Since it’s creation, it has performed a mission of integrating college graduates of the University to achieve the leadership and positioning of different professions and disciplines nationally and internationally.

Our activities

  1. Boost the development of ethical leaders to effectively influence the national, public, private and social agenda.

  2. Establish national and international lines of knowledge that allow the promotion of social transformation and the development of the country.

  3. Advance investigations that generate new knowledge.

  4. Join the National University of Colombia in their mission to integrate and articulate teaching activities, investigation activities, and cocurricular activities.

  5. Promote and participate in Formal and Non-formal educational programs which our members offer.

  6. Disseminate our results and knowledge impact through publications

  7. Provide the following services: consulting and auditing; Resource administration for projects; advisory and technical assistance for public and private entities; project management; etc.

Our history


1 – Legal regime of the National University of Colombia to establish corporations.

Decreto Ley 1210 de 1993: In Article 29 it establishes that the University can participate in the constitution of entities of associative or foundational type with other public or private, natural or juristic persons. The above in order to contribute in the improvement of goal achieving in the teaching, investigation and extension fields.

Circular de Rectoría 6 de 2010: List of requirements for the linkage of the University to a Non-profit entity. The proposition must contain:  

  1. Analysis of the benefits that the linkage will bring to the University.
  2. The costs the University will have to assume
  3. The Budget items that will be affected
  4. Indicate the reasons why the corporate purpose does not interfere, contradict or hinder any of the functions or goals of the University.
  5. The position and name of the person or dependency which presents and will be responsible for the proposal.
  6. The position and name of the person or dependency that will be supervising the development of the juristic person which will be linked to the University, including special vigilance of technical and financial resource management.

2 – UNAL’s Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management is a collective and transformative activity that encourages the consolidation of networks and alliances for the: 

  • Production of change in the Institution
  • Contribution in national and regional problem solving
  • Commit to the development of the country from every territory
  • Achieve social transformations that improve the life quality of people.
  • Promote social appropriation of knowledge
  • Expand the boundaries of human knowledge
  • Foster people’s creativity and collective leadership
  • Contribute to the formulation of public policies
  • Always with the aim of building and consolidating a better society based on knowledge!

One of the goals of UNAL is to educate professionals and researchers with a critical conscience, to creatively lead processes of change. Therefore, within its institutional strategic framework, it has identified the need to strengthen collective leadership, excellence, and ethical commitment in all its actions.

The Institute arises from the needs identified in the Global Development Plans 2019-2021 and 2022-2024. Likewise, the Institutional Strategic Plan – PLEI 2034, suggests the need to strengthen institutional management and its governance model for participation, internal communication, and collective leadership of its university community.

For this purpose, in 2019, the Vice-Principal’s Office of the Bogotá Campus of the University hired the Leadership and Management Center – CLG. The objective was to reorient the institutional culture towards leadership and the strengthening of the University’s role as a State entity. It was clearly identified that leadership is part of the University’s organizational DNA and that it was therefore important to continue to instill collective leadership, excellence, and ethical commitment in all its actions.

Subsequently, considering this work, and with the aim of strengthening the leadership of the university community, UNAL, along with ADEXUN, decided to join forces to create the Public Leadership Institute. The higher purpose was to generate high-impact knowledge to educate people, organizations, and communities capable of leading and managing transformation processes that impact collective well-being, influencing the construction and implementation of the national, public, private, and social agenda, and promoting the development of ethical, impactful leaders seeking social transformation in the country.



  1. JULY 31, 2020

    ILP Launch
  2. NOVEMBER 4, 2021

    Favorable opinion from the National Legal Directorate on the ILP UNAL Statutes and Draft Minutes of Constitution Projects
    Availability Certificate of UNAL Budget
  3. DECEMBER 13, 2021

    Signing of the Constitution Act and Legal Statutes of ILP UNAL by the Founding Members and Secretary.
  4. DECEMBER 22, 2021

    Registration of ILP UNAL in the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, following compliance with all requested and verified requirements
    Registration with the General Secretariat of the Mayor’s Office of Bogota
    Registration with the Special Tax Regime of the DIAN
    2021 Tax Declaration; Tax Information Registration – RIT at the Bogotá Treasury Secretariat; Bank account opening; DIAN electronic invoicing.
  5. MARCH 30, 2022

    Unique tax registry.
  6. JULY 22, 2022

    Certificate of Existence and Legal Representation.