Emerging Leaders Program

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What is Emerging Leaders?

Emerging Leaders is a unique opportunity for WSU students to get on the fast-track to student leadership, campus, and community involvement. Students participating in the Emerging Leaders Program will receive an insider’s perspective on Student Involvement at WSU. Throughout the program, students will have an opportunity to develop their leadership abilities through workshops, activities and reflection in order to prepare them for future leadership experience at WSU and beyond.


Each participant will be paired up with an upperclassman mentor with the same major. These mentors are trained by Student Involvement to develop leadership potential on a peer level. They operate as a campus and community resource for their mentees as well as being an observable example of the qualities, character and actions of a student leader.

Application Process:

Emerging Leaders will have 30 spaces open for the 2014 Program. Candidates will be screened and selected through an application process.

Applications for Spring 2015 will be available in August 2014.

Program Schedule:

The highlighted dates are required sessions. The rest are optional sessions that participants will choose from in order to complete the program.

January 2014
24th-25th 1:00pm (F) - 3:00pm (S) Kickoff Retreat
29th 2:00-3:00pm Motivation/Time Management
30th 2:00-3:00pm Values
February 2014
5th 2:00-3:30pm Servant Leadership (SNOW DAY)
12th 2:00-3:00pm True Colors
13th 2:00-3:00pm Effective Communication
19th 2:00-3:30pm Team Building
26th 2:00-3:00pm Mentor Session:Confidence
27th 2:00-3:00pm Leadership by H.P. (Harry Potter)
March 2014
5th 2:00-3:30pm Servant Leadership
7th 1:00-5:00pm Adventure/Ropes Course
10th 12:00-1:30pm Leadership Luncheon
26th 2:00-3:30pm Inclusive Leadership/Uncomfort Zone
April 2014
2nd 2:00-3:00pm Mentor Session: Delegating
3rd 2:00-3:00pm Emotional Intelligence
9th 2:00-3:30pm Marketing Yourself
11th 9:00am-1:00pm Service Project
16th 2:00-3:00pm Mentor Session: Networking/Relationship Building
17th 2:00-3:00pm Myers-Briggs
23rd 2:00-3:30pm Closing Session


If you have any questions please contact Nick Messing at nicholas.messing@wichita.edu or at 316-978-7402.

If you’re interested in meeting new people and integrating into college life as fast as possible, then the Emerging Leaders Program is the perfect opportunity for you!!