In the 2010-2011 academic year, the Office of Student Activities, the Office of Career Services, and the Office of Alumni Relations offered the second year of the Emerging Leaders program to students.
The 25 students were nominated by staff and/or faculty and were invited to participate in four sessions in the 2010-2011 year. Topics for year two of the series included: identifying strengths and improving self knowledge, the public persona a student has from social networking, developing a good first impression both in person and on paper, and lastly, a chance for students to practice the skills learned in all of these sessions by networking with professionals from the college and community.
The upcoming year's series will cover developing goals, resolving conflict, social etiquette, and teambuilding.
Students participating in the Emerging Leaders program must have a minimum of a 2.75 grade point average OR be in good standing in current classes and show potential leadership skills. The purpose of Emerging Leaders is to enhance the classroom experience with skills that will transfer into any career setting thus increasing employability. Students who complete the series are eligible to apply for the Student Leadership Scholarship awarded each semester.
In 2011-2012, nominations will be accepted by faculty and staff and a new group of students will be invited to participate. Sessions occur on Thursdays (once a month) from 12:00-1:30.
For more information about Emerging Leaders program, contact Pam Dilday, Office of Student Activities or Bridgett Larkin, Office of Career Services.