Loyola University Chicago

Student Leadership Development

Student Life & Engagement

Emerging Leaders Program

What is the Emerging Leaders Program (E.L.P)?

E.L.P is a leadership development program that provides a space for students who are a newer to the leadership process at Loyola University Chicago to have in depth conversations about the foundations of leadership, justice, and campus involvement. E.L.P uses a cohort-based model to develop community among participants who meet a number of times throughout the fall semester. By participating in the program students will have the opportunity to engage in the leadership process through experiential learning activities and group discussions.

Examples of program topics: engagement in the university community, understanding personal strengths and leadership style, values-based leadership, communication and conflict management, collaboration and the group process, diversity and social justice, creating positive social change

Who is an Emerging Leader?

  1. Any Loyola student who wishes to explore their personal philosophy of leadership
  2. Students wanting to develop skills to more effectively work in teams and/or organizations
  3. Students wanting to gain knowledge and tools to aid their ability to create positive social change on campus and in the global community.

Learning Outcomes:

As a result of participating in the Emerging Leaders Program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the knowledge and skills they have gained that relate to values of the Social Change Model of Leadership
  2. Develop and articulate a higher level of self-efficacy in their ability to engage in opportunities for leadership development
  3. Build and sustain relationships with peers and/or staff in order to gain resources and support towards their involvement opportunities at Loyola and the surrounding community
  4. Articulate what they have learned about themselves, others, and systems that contributes to the development of multicultural competence

How do you register for the program?

E.L.P is currently a one semester (fall 2015) program that does not require the submission of an application to participate. However, we do ask students to register in an effort to better communicate with students in the program and to support planning efforts. Opportunities to express interest in being part of the fall 2015 cohort will be available during orientation, at the student organization early in fall semester, and by visiting our office (Damen Student Center 127). For more information, please contact Cecilia Macias at cmacias1@luc.edu