The Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) is designed to help students develop the leadership skills they need to become stronger leaders in their classes, in their student clubs and organizations, in their chosen professions, and in their communities. ELI will supplement what students learn in the classroom by connecting them with practical knowledge about how their strengths can build upon their leadership styles and impact their community.
- To help students identify and reflect on their strengths as leaders.
- To improve leadership competencies and enhance future leadership potential.
- To develop practical application and an increased understanding of leadership skills.
- To connect leadership learning opportunities with the daily leadership demands of student life.
Application & Participation Requirements
Students are invited to submit their application to be part of the fall Emerging Leaders Institute cohort. You can apply by logging into Engage where you will find the "Emerging Leaders Application" at the top of the page. Please note that space is limited, but we will try to accommodate as many applicants as possible.
SPRING applications are open Monday, January 11 - Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Applicants will receive an email by early February to inform them if they have been accepted to the program.
ELI participants must be an actively enrolled student at MiraCosta College to qualify to participate.
Students must complete the Strengths Finder assessment prior to the start of the first ELI workshop. Students who are accepted into the program will receive instructions about how to complete this assessment.
Students are required to attend/ participate in all required 'workshops', which are delivered in a series 'sessions' throughout the Fall semester. The first two sessions live via Zoom and cover the first five workshops. All other workshops are delivered via canvas, which students will engage in together. Students can log into Canvas and watch workshops videos and post to the discussion boards at their own pace, but there are set deadlines to complete each canvas workshop, so the cohort can move through the workshops together.
Students are encouraged to participate in an on-campus organization (ASG, Chariot News, Student Ambassadors, clubs, peer advisor); or demonstrate involvement in an appropriate off-campus organization (community service, service learning, advocacy groups, or volunteerism, etc.).
- Welcome to ELI
- Leadership Styles
- Leadership & Life Balance
- Ethical Decision Making
- Community & Goal Setting
- Time Management
- Leadership & Diverse Communities
- Creating Networks (Be Your Own Brand)
- Teamwork and Collaboration
- Celebration & Student Presentations
Benefits of the Program
- Students will develop more confidence to engage their strengths and practice their acquired leadership skills.
- Students will network, develop relationships, and build alliances with mentors and community members.
- Students will develop skills needed to have an impact on the community and advocate for change.
- Students will better understand how to apply leadership in their personal and professional lives.
- Students will develop confidence in the ability to explore challenging issues and take steps to resolve concerns.
- Students can designate their achievement on their applications for transfer, applications for scholarship, and jobs.