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Emerging Leaders Experience


Emerging Leaders Experience

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." — John Maxwell

The NSU Emerging Leaders Experience (ELE) is a ten week program designed to prepare students to be effective leaders.  We encourage students to participate that are interested in getting involved in the NSU community, want to learn more about themselves, and gain valuable skills to grow their leadership repertoire!  ELE meets once a week – student participants can choose the day that works for them, but must consistently attend that day of the program through the entire 10 weeks. Throughout your ten week experience, students will:

Increase self-awareness regarding their unique strengths, leadership style, conflict style, and values while learning those of their peers.

  • Gain insight into group process and the diverse ways individuals contribute to a group.
  • Learn how to set SMART goals.
  • Work with a group of committed leaders to
  • Gain skills that will help improve their leadership capacity, effective communication, individual conflict technique
  • Make new friends that share their interest in leadership.
  • Earn "The Emerging Leader Certificate" and become part of one of NSU's most prestigious groups.

ELE is offered during both the fall and winter semesters.  Students that wish to participate must complete an online application; participate in the ELE Mandatory Weekly Meeting and ELE Service Day, typically held on the Saturday before classes begin!

Applying to the Program

  • Deadlines vary each semester. Check SharkHub for more details.
  • Click here to sign up for the Emerging Leadership Experience.

Emerging Leaders Experience 2

Once leaders have completed the ELE experience, they can move on to the second leadership program for Emerging Leaders – ELE 2. ELE 2 provides students with an opportunity to dive further into leadership, specifically focusing on team work. Student participants spend six weeks reading the text The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencione. Additionally, student participants will:

  • Gain skills that will help you improve your trust, ego, and fear of conflict
  • Improve methods of communication and accountability
  • Develop a presentation in the area of effective leadership

Applying to the Program

  • Eligible applicants must have completed ELE.
  • Deadlines vary each semester. Check SharkHub for more details.
  • Click here to sign up for the Emerging Leadership Experience 2.
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