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. 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 now closed for Emerging Leaders. Thanks for your interested and be sure to check out our other Leadership Programs on our mainpage! 

Past Participants Experience:

"My favorite part was getting to build relationships with a diverse group of people."

"My mentor was really helpful in getting me more involved on campus."

"I got to know so really great people while improving my leadership skills."

"My favorite part was the personality test and self-discovery that helped me become a better

"I feel more confident in myself and the people I meet."

"My favorite part was growing into a community!"


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 2016
20 3-5 p.m. Open House
January 2017
20-21 12 p.m. (F)-3 p.m. (S) Kickoff Retreat
25 2-3 p.m. True Colors Personality Test
26 2-3 p.m. Emotional Intelligence
February 2017
1 2-3:30 p.m. Servant Leadership
8 2-3 p.m. Toying with Leadership
9 2-3 p.m. 4 Steps to Building an Effective Team
15 2-3:30 p.m. Effective Communication
22 2-3 p.m. Quiet Leaders: The Power of Introverts
23 2-3 p.m. Lead Positively
March 2017
1 2-3:30 p.m. Uncomfort Zone
8 2-3 p.m. Mentor Session
9 2-3 p.m. Stop Giving Advice (Most of the Time)
15 2-3:30 p.m. Inclusive Leadership
29 2-3 p.m. Mentor Session
30 2-3 p.m. Values
April 2017
5 2-3:30 p.m. Dealing with Conflict
12 2-3 p.m. Mentor Session
13 2-3 p.m. Leadership takes GRIT
14 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Service Project/8th Grade Leadership Summit
19 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  Kennedy Rogers, at kennedy.rogers@wichita.edu or at 316-978-3022.