University of Southern Indiana

Emerging Leaders

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Emerging Leaders offers a group of USI freshmen the opportunity to develop new leadership skills, make new
friends, and contribute to their university community. This program focuses on preparing individuals to succeed
and contribute to USI as student leaders in subsequent years.

Emerging Leaders will hear speakers, participate in workshops, learn about leadership opportunities on campus,
and participate in other events. In addition, participants will attend an all-day retreat off-campus on Saturday,
January 6, 2018, and complete four leadership and reflection activities to successfully graduate from the
program in April. Weekly meetings are currently scheduled for Mondays from 3 - 4:30 p.m. during the spring
semester. After applying, you will be contacted to sign up for an interview time.

Apply Today! 

Who Should Apply?

Freshmen who:

  • Are committed to getting involved on campus
  • Want to meet other students

What to Expect?

Involvement expectations include:

  • Completing an interview. You will be notified of your status to the program in November. 
  • Attendance at one fall meeting
  • Attendance at spring overnight retreat in January
  • Participation at spring semester meetings once a week

What Will I Gain?

  • Involvement in campus life
  • Introductions to leadership positions on campus
  • Development of skills to benefit you personally and professionally
  • Opportunities to meet other students
  • Opportunities to participate in social activities
  • Recognition at annual Emerging Leaders Graduation ceremony

Topics may include:

  • Leadership Styles
  • Etiquette and Professionalism
  • Public Speaking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Global Initiatives and Opportunities
  • Time Management
  • Multicultural Leadership
  • Civility and Conflict Management
  • Applications and Interviewing
  • Other topics as determined


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