The Emerging Leaders Institute is designed to help students develop the leadership skills they need to become stronger leaders in their classes, in their student organizations, in their chosen professions, and in their communities. The Emerging Leaders Institute will supplement what students learn in the classroom by connecting them with practical application through community service, service learning and other co-curricular activities.
- To connect leadership learning opportunities with the daily leadership demands of students involved with co-curricular or community service activities.
- To improve leadership competencies and enhance future leadership potential.
- To develop practical application and increase understanding of leadership skills.
Students must attend and complete nine workshops covering introductory topics leadership. Students are presented with The Leadership Certificate of Completion from the conference facilitator at the end of the two-day workshop. ELI recognizes that a student's schedule may prohibit completion of the workshops within the same two-day session. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate an individual's schedule; however, it is preferred and expected that students will complete the workshops within the same two-day session.
Students are encouraged to participate in an on-campus organization (ASG, Chariot Newspaper, Student Ambassadors, clubs, peer advisor); or demonstrate involvement in an appropriate off-campus organization (community service, service learning, youth group, volunteerism).
- Communication Skills & Conflict Resolution (CSCR)
- Leadership Styles (LS)
- Diverse Communities (DC)
- Ethical Decision Making (EDM)
- Teamwork and Collaboration (TC)
- Time Management (TM)
- Vision and Goal Setting (VGS)
- Creating Networks (CN) .
- Public Speaking (PS)
TOTAL HOURS: 14
Benefits of the Program
- Students will develop more confidence because of acquired leadership skills.
- Students will network, develop relationships and build alliances with other MiraCosta College students, faculty and staff, as well as community leaders.
- Students will develop skills needed to have an impact on the community.
- Students will better understand how to apply leadership in their personal lives.
- Students will develop confidence in the ability to explore challenging issues.