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.



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).

Required Workshops


Benefits of the Program