Emerging Leaders Program
Emerging Leaders is a leadership program that helps students discover and develop their personal capacity to lead effectively during college and beyond. The foundation of the program is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and focuses on conscious of self, congruence and commitment toward leadership.
In the program, we use an experimental, and hands on approach combined with large and small group discussions, team building activities, community engagement, and role playing. Some of the topics we cover are revolved around, Leadership Philosophies, Understanding Yourself and Others, Communication, Cycle of Socialization and Social Identities, Social Power and Leadership, Group Dynamics and Values, Social Media Use and Leadership, and Confronting Your Bias.
Tuesdays 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 6pm-8pm, or Thursdays 6pm-8pm (Starting the week of January 20, 2020)
This option gives you the opportunity to experience the hands-on, experiential learning approach to leadership development in a 10 week cohort style that allows you to build relationships, learn and grow with a small group of 10-20 peers throughout the duration of the semester.
March 20-22, 2020
This option gives you the opportunity to experience the hands-on, experiential learning approach to leadership development in a condensed, weekend format while staying on campus. The same topics and activities as the traditional 10-week format will be featured.
The weekend option will have an intense schedule and you should be prepared to be actively engaged in the program for the entire duration of the weekend. If you have questions about the schedule, call 412-648-7831.
Should I enroll in the Emerging Leaders program?
If you are an undergraduate Pitt student who has the drive and desire to improve their leadership skills and effectiveness in teams and organizations, then yes!
If you are an undergraduate Pitt student who enjoys challenging themselves to grow and learn in a plethora of areas, then yes!
If you are an undergraduate looking to building new friendships and relationships with peers with similar interest, then yes!
What will I receive after completing the Emerging Leaders program?
- A Certificate of completion from the Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development
- CCLD, Pitt, and/or Emerging Leaders merchandise
- Outside the Curriculum (OCC) credit toward the Leadership Development Goal
- Ability to enroll in the Leadership in Action program
- Ability to continue taking various classes at Pitt to attain Certification of Leadership through the College of General Studies
- Ability to apply to be a Peer Facilitator for the Emerging Leaders program
The Emerging Leaders Program has a $20 non-refundable registration fee. Registrants can pay with cash, check, or Panther Funds. Cash or check should be brought to the Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development, 617 William Pitt Union. Panther Funds can be utilized by going to Panther Central to pay for the program.