Emerging Leaders

 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR SPRING 2014!  Click here to register.

There is a $60 registration fee for the Emerging Leaders Program.  You may pay by credit card (online), check (in person), cash (in person). 

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 - 9 week option

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

The 9 week program will kick off on January 29/30 and conclude on April 2/3. 

NEW FORMAT - Weekend Option

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 9 week format will be featured.  

Students can pick from one of two weekends offered  - January 31-February 2 and March 21-23, 2014.  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

Student Organization DISCOUNT

The Emerging Leaders program is the ideal training opportunity for future student organization leaders.  Student organizations can take advantage of a group discount to have members participate in the program and be fiscally responsible. 

If student organizations pay for 4 or more members of the same student organization to register for the Emerging Leaders program, then the organization will receive a discount of $20.00 off for all people in the group. Registrants should select 'scholarship' payment and specify what organization. A student organization rep should pay on the 6th floor of the union or by transferring from a SORC account. Questions can be directed to 412-648-7831. 

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