Emerging Leaders

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Emerging Leaders is a program offered to selected students who have been identified as first-year leaders on campus.

These young leaders have the opportunity to participate in a multi-week program that exposes them to different leadership topics and situations in order to refine their leadership skills.

The Emerging Leaders program features a series of workshops that educates first-year students about fundamental skills needed to be a successful campus leader. It also supports the development of change agents who create positive movements within the community.

 The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) provides the following benefits for participants:

• Increase your knowledge about fundamental leadership theories.

• Develop your leadership skills and professionalism through teamwork, networking, and facilitating activities.

• Participate in conversations about your leadership style, how to lead, and contemporary leaders.

• Engage in the needs of the Atlanta community through a service project.

• Share your unique background, viewpoints, and experiences about leadership with others through meaningful and substantive dialogues. 

 What does it take to be an ideal Emerging Leader?

• Demonstrated commitment and interest in leadership: Applicants should be able to demonstrate their interest in leadership through their prior experience with volunteering, work and/or internship experience, activism, and/or extracurricular involvement.

• Interpersonal skills: Applicants should have communication and leadership skills, which should be demonstrated through the group interview and the submission of a resume.

• Academic excellence: Applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the College throughout the program.


If you have any questions, please contact Tonya McPherson, Director of Leadership and Student Organization Development, at tmcpherson@agnesscott.edu