Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders Program


Emerging Leaders provides undergraduate Pitt students with a fun and exciting method to discover and develop your personal capacity to lead effectively during college and beyond. The foundation of the program is one of self-discovery as the basis for leadership, which is consistent with advanced leadership theory. Emerging Leaders introduces and reinforces five key principles of leadership: Valuing Others, Integrity, Self-Knowledge, Accountability, and Change.


Emerging Leaders Registration Form


10-Week Session: Tuesdays 2-4 pm, Tuesdays 6-8 pm, or Wednesdays 6-8 pm (Starting the week of September 9 2019)


Emerging Leaders uses an experiential, hands-on approach over ten weeks that allows you to learn by doing rather than by merely listening. Sessions revolve around small and large group discussions, team building activities, community engagement, leadership continuum and role playing. Topics covered include group dynamics, diversity, leadership theory and practice, ethics and values, conflict management, and the development of your leadership pathway.


Weekend Session(s): September 20-22, 2019; November 1-3, 2019.


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.


Who is an Emerging Leader?

Undergraduate Pitt students who have the drive and desire to improve their leadership skills and effectiveness in teams and organizations.


What will I get out of Emerging Leaders?

  • Understanding of your leadership skills and style
  • Opportunity to practice and experiment with new leadership behavior
  • Receive feedback on your style and behavior
  • Plan for your on-going leadership development


Registration Fee


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.