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 no longer being accepted for 2016 program.

Past Participants Experience:

"My favorite part was getting outside of my comfort zone by meeting new people and learning
 more about my personality and others. This will help me with future programs and groups."

"I really liked learning more about myself and how that applies to my leadership."

"My mentor always kept up with me and how my week was going. She was amazing and sweet
 and we could talk about almost everything."

"This program is the reason I decided to go through with this semester. I had a lot of personal
 things that happened and this program helped me in so many ways."

"It was a great program that helped me grow as a leader and become connected in other
 organizations, great stepping stone."

"My mentor was really great! She always sent positive texts and encouragement throughout the


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 2015
14th 3-5 p.m. Open House
November 2015
5th 5:30-7 p.m. Meet Your Mentor
December 2015
9th 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Finals Study Break
January 2016
22nd-23rd 12 p.m. (F)-3 p.m. (S) Kickoff Retreat
27th 2-3 p.m. True Colors Personality Test
28th 2-3 p.m. Leadership Lessons from Kid President
February 2016
3rd 2-3:30 p.m. Servant Leadership
10th 2-3 p.m. Emotional Intelligence
11th 2-3 p.m. Motivating the Middle
17th 2-3:30 p.m. Effective Communication
24th 2-3 p.m. Mentor Session
25th 2-3 p.m. Values
March 2016
2nd 2-3:30 p.m. Inclusive Leadership
3rd ????? Social
9th 2-3 p.m. Dealing with Conflict
10th 2-3 p.m. Myers-Briggs
23rd 2-3:30 p.m. Uncomfort Zone
30th 2-3 p.m. Mentor Session
31st 2-3 p.m. Roles on a Team
April 2016
6th 2-3:30 p.m. Team Building
13th 2-3 p.m. Mentor Session
14th 2-3 p.m. Optional Session
15th 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Service Project
20th 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, Senior Coordinator of Leadership Development, at nicholas.messing@wichita.edu or at 316-978-7402.