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L.I.V.E. to Emerge

Program Overview

This program incorporates active learning through exercises that expand your knowledge and understanding of leadership. Emerge will challenge you to explore and reflect on your personal leadership style. During Emerge, participants are asked to develop and present a professional leadership development plan (PLDP).


This program is open to any staff or faculty member. In addition to your application, please submit a letter of support from your direct supervisor to Applications and letters of support are due by Friday, August 7, 2020. Ten applicants will be selected for the program and will be notified of their acceptance by August 14th.

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Session Outline

Session 1: Discovering Your Leadership Philosophy
How do you want to be remembered? This session will help you understand the value of defining your legacy by exploring four key areas: strengths, communication, personal brand and great leadership traits.

Session 2: Understanding Yourself and Appreciating Differences
During this session, we will not meet as a group, but will spend time in one-on-one feedback sessions, discussing the MBTI Assessment. Participants will gain a better understanding of their personality traits, strengths and weaknesses. After this coaching session, you will be assigned a project, based on your PLDP.

Session 3: Motivating Your Toughest Critic
During this session, you'll be asked to reflect on your past activities and areas of strengths and weaknesses. Leaders need to be resilient and be able to move forward even when things do not go their way. This session will help you discover what it means to motivate yourself and learn how to move from being a critic.

Session 4: Leading Through The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
We have all heard that the small things make the biggest difference. (Think falling asleep with a mosquito in the room.) The truth is, our relationships at work, whether they are good, bad or somewhere in-between, make a huge difference in our attitude and how we approach the work we do. This session will discuss how micro-moves can help you lead even in the worst of times.

Session 5: Peer to Peer Leadership
"A tangled web we weave." A spider web is dependent on radial lines, the lines that go from the center of the web outward. Radial lines are responsible for supporting the web. This session will discuss lateral leadership and ways to support peers and team members, even when you aren't the boss.

Session 6: PLDP Presentations

Let Your Leadership Emerge Beyond Your Expectations!