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:

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2015 Emerging Leaders Program.

“My favorite experience was definitely the team building activities with high and low ropes courses. It brought a whole new perspective to team work. The program truly was the building blocks for my involvement and success in college. The most valuable tool I took from it was the connections with such amazing people and opportunity to grow as a leader at Wichita State!”

-Grace Sirois, 2014 Participant

“My favorite part was getting to know more about myself. I finally understand what my strengths and weaknesses are as they pertain to leadership, and for that alone it was totally worth sacrificing the time necessary to complete the program.”

-Austin Shelby, 2014 Participant

Program Schedule:

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

October 2014
9th 3-5 p.m. Open House
November 2014
4th 5:30-7 p.m. Meet Your Mentor
January 2015
23rd-24th 12 p.m. (F)-3 p.m. (S) Kickoff Retreat
28th 2-3:30 p.m. Servant Leadership
February 2015
4th 2-3 p.m. True Colors Personality Test
5th 2-3 p.m. Leadership According to The Radical Leap
11th 2-3:30 p.m. Effective Communication
18th 2-3 p.m. Emotional Intelligence
19th 2-3 p.m. Leadership Harry Potter Style
25th 2-3:30 p.m. Inclusive Leadership
March 2015
4th 2-3 p.m. Mentor Session
5th 2-3 p.m. Values
11th 2-3:30 p.m. Team Building
25th 2-3 p.m. Mentor Session
26th 2-3 p.m. Dealing with Conflict
April 2015
1st 2-3:30 p.m. Uncomfort Zone
8th 2-3 p.m. Mentor Session
10th 12-4 p.m. Adventure/Ropes Course
15th 2-3:30 p.m. Marketing Yourself
22nd 12:30-1:30 p.m. Leadership Luncheon
23rd 2-3 p.m. Building a Better Team Through Constructive Feedback
24th 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Service Project
29th 2-3:30 p.m. Closing Session

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!!


If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Nick Messing, Coordinator of Leadership Development, at nicholas.messing@wichita.edu or at 316-978-7402.