Emerging Leaders

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! (click here to register)

Emerging Leaders provides students a fun and exciting method to discover and develop their personal capacity to lead effectively during college and in their future profession. The foundation of the program is one of self-discovery as the basis for leadership and is consistent with advance leadership theory. Emerging Leaders introduces and reinforces 5 key principles of leadership: Self-Knowledge, Valuing Others, Integrity, Personal Accountability, and Change

The world of today is ever changing, to be effective, leaders must first know themselves. Emerging Leaders is a personal leadership development program that introduces the skills and theories that highlight the five fundamentals of leadership: 

 

  1. Self Knowledge

  2. Valuing Others

  3. Integrity

  4. Personal Accountability

  5. Change

 

Traditional Format - 10 week option PROGRAM KICKS OFF ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

Emerging Leaders uses an experiential, hands-on approach over 10 weeks that allows students to learn by doing rather than being lectured to. Sessions revolve around small and large group discussions, team building activities, community engagement, leadership continuums and role playing. Topics covered include group dynamics, diversity, leadership theory and practice, ethics and values, conflict management, and develop of your leadership pathway.

The sessions meet 2 hours a week during the same day and time in either your small group or in the large group meetings. Here are the sessions we are offering:

Wednesday 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Wednesday 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Thursday 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 PM

 


NEW FORMAT - Weekend Options

Weekend 1 - September 26-28, 2014
Weekend 2 - November 14-16, 2014

 

This format will provide students 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.  

Students can pick from one of two weekends offered.  The weekend option will have an intense schedule and students should be prepared to be actively engaged in the program for the entire duration of the weekend.  Questions about the schedule can be directed to 412-648-7831.

Sample of weekend schedule


Who is an Emerging Leader?

Undergraduate 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?

  1. Understanding of your leadership skills and style

  2. Opportunity to practice and experiment with new leadership behavior

  3. Receive feedback on your style and behavior

  4. Plan for your on-going leadership development


Registration Fee 

The Emerging Leaders Program has a $20 registration fee.  Registrants can pay this fee 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.


 For questions regarding scholarship options or financial questions about the registration fee please contact Deron Jackson at dtj7@pitt.edu or 412-648-7831.