Emerging Leaders Program

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 consciousness 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, communication styles, the cycle of socialization, social identities, social power, group dynamics, values, social media use, and confronting biases.


Emerging Leaders Registration Form


Fall 2020 10-Week Session:

Tuesdays 2pm-4pm, Tuesdays 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 6pm-8pm, or Thursdays 6pm-8pm (Starting the week of September 6, 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 and grow with a small group of 10-20 peers throughout the duration of the semester.

Contact Andrè Roberts, andreroberts@pitt.edu, for more information.



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


Interested in being a facilitator or student peer facilitator? Apply Here for Facilitators (PDF/Word) and Here for Peer Facilitators (PDF/Word)


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.