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Emerging Leaders Series

About Emerging Leaders Series

Emerging Leaders Series (ELS) is a non-billable, seven-week, non-credited survey class that teaches leadership understanding and skills. Most students are nominated to participate by their First-Year Symposium professors. All other undergraduates may also apply using the ELS Application form.

The success of the program is realized in the number of upperclassmen who also independently seek this leadership development opportunity. ROTC members are particularly encouraged to participate, availing themselves to the widest versions of leadership and further assisting them in their pursuit of commissioning.

Emerging Leaders Series Content

The content of the series includes conversation and engaging activities dealing with the topics of foundations, leadership theories, and styles, diversity, identity, communications, integrity, values, vision, and action. Cross-campus and off-campus presenters are among our finest experts in the fields of ethics, communications, and problem-solving, drawing from both our academic faculty, seminarians, alumni, and student life leaders. Each conducts activities and interacts with Emerging Leaders to generate discussion and to serve both as role models of leadership and as networking channels for additional leadership opportunities.

Course Time and Location

The ELS class convenes for seven Tuesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. in the iLEAD office, Pangborn Memorial Room, Pangborn Hall (outdoor entrance located on the Lot 5 side, at the end of the building opposite from the chapel; the door is located at the top of the stairway.

Benefits of the Emerging Leaders Series

  • Engage with a community of campus leaders
  • Discover your personal leadership style
  • Refine your leadership skills
  • Network with and mentor with upper-classmen leaders, seminarians, alumni, faculty, and other professionals
  • Build self-confidence
  • Shadow National Society of Leadership and Success Executive Board
  • Use your skills to make a difference
  • Become a part of this Mount tradition!

See Emerging Leaders and iLEAD events 

iLEAD Calendar