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    The Emerging Leaders Program is designed for early to mid-career professionals and faculty leaders who have an interest in and talent for higher education leadership and who want to advance their careers in administration. The 31/2-day seminar offers participants the opportunity to engage in a national dialogue with experienced leaders and experts in higher education and to develop a network of colleagues from around the country. The program includes opportunities for hands-on practical exercises, a leadership self-assessment, and the development of a plan designed to achieve their leadership goals. Candidates for this program are individuals seeking to enhance their leadership skills and self-awareness and who will have demonstrated to campus leaders the potential for advancement. Presidents, chancellors and cabinet-level administrators are encouraged to support or solicit the nomination of high potential candidates for the 2018 program.   

    The program design includes an expectation that participants will apply the knowledge and practice the skills learned through ELP by working on a project or initiative upon their return to campus. To that end, the nominator is responsible for identifying a project, initiative or assignment that will expand the participant’s knowledge of the university and facilitate his or her growth as leader. 

    Examples include:

    1. Chairing or co-chairing an important division or university-wide committee or task-force that requires working with multiple constituencies or across university divisions;

    2. Project management responsibility for a division or university strategic initiative;

    3. A research project that investigates an important challenge that the university faces and provides an opportunity for the participant to influence campus decision-makers using data.

    Nominating a candidate for ELP includes the responsibility to mentor the participant and provide guidance and advice on the project, initiative or assignment.
    If accepted, an applicant must:

    • Commit to participating in all of the scheduled sessions beginning at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 through Tuesday afternoon, June 5

    • Following completion of the seminar portion of the program, commit to participate in quarterly check-ins with the ELP Coordinator and nominating mentor regarding the status of assigned project/initiative.

    Apply and Nominate

    Application and nomination information is available soon!