The Emerging Leadership Certificate program is the perfect way for students to build leadership skills, practice teamwork and communication skills, connect with other student leaders, and learn about how to get involved at Cal Poly. Students complete the Emerging Leadership Certificate by participating in the Emerging Leaders Series. The Emerging Leaders Series is FREE, open to all students (no experience required), and provides a fun, quick way for students to expand their perspective on leadership. Email leadership@calpoly.edu to RSVP for the session that works best in your schedule. Graduates of the Emerging Leaders Series are invited to participate in the Developing Leaders Series.

FALL QUARTER EMERGING LEADERS SERIES OFFERINGS WINTER QUARTER EMERGING LEADERS SERIES OFFERINGS SPRING QUARTER EMERGING LEADERS SERIES OFFERINGS
Mondays, 10 am – 12 pm, UU 219, begins September 25 Wednesdays, 10 am – 12 pm, U 216, begins January 17 Tuesdays, 10 am – 12 pm, Location TBD, begins April 10
Mondays, 2-4 pm, UU 219, begins September 25 Wednesdays 1- 3 pm, UU 218, begins January 17 Tuesdays, 1-3 pm, UU 216, begins April 10
Tuesdays, 1-3 pm, UU 216, begins September 26 Wednesdays, 3-5 pm, UU 219, begins January 17 Tuesdays, 3-5 pm, UU 216, begins April 10
Tuesdays, 3-5 pm, UU 216, begins September 26 Thursdays, 10 am – 12 pm, UU 218, begins January 18 Wednesdays, 10 am – 12 pm, UU 216, begins April 11
Wednesdays, 11 am – 1 pm, UU 216, begins September 27 Thursdays, 1 – 3 pm, UU 216, begins January 18 Wednesdays, 1-3 pm, U U216, begins April 11
  Thursdays, 3-5 pm, UU 219, begins January 18 Wednesdays 3-5 pm, UU 216, begins April 11

*Participants should plan to participate in a day of service on Saturday, October 28. 

*Participants should plan to participate in a day of service on Saturday, February 17.

*Participants should plan to participate in a day of service on Saturday, May 12. 

The Emerging Leaders Series is a not-for-credit series that meets once a week for two hours over the course of nine weeks. The series begins during week 2 of each quarter.  

 

Participating students are matched with alumni mentors as part of the Alumni Mentor program. The mentors will help students with networking, identifying strategies for continued leadership development, and utilizing leadership skills for career success.

 

Additionally, students in Cal Poly’s Honors Program get leadership credit for participating in the series.

Past Emerging Leaders Series have gone on to become RAs, WOW and SLO Days Leaders,


Leaders in Greek Life, InterHousing Council members, and get involved with clubs and different student organizations.

Before [the Emerging Leaders Series], it was ingrained that leaders were leaders and followers were followers. Now I see that it’s about everybody and their own purpose and the cause of what they’re working for. It’s not just a position or a role.

— Winter 2016 participant

To learn more about what students gain from the Emerging Leaders Series, click here to check out our 2015-2016 annual report

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EMERGING LEADERS SERIES CONTENT

Meeting

Topic

1 Community Building and Personal Exploration
2 What is Leadership?
3 Leadership as Followship and Teamwork
4 Applying StrengthsQuest
5 Authentic Leadership
6 Values and Beliefs in Leadership
7 Leadership and Social Change
8 Applied Leadership
9 Wrap up and Presentations

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Spring 2017 Events

  • Spring Emerging Leaders 1

    Tuesday, May 2nd, 3 - 5 p.m., UU 219

  • Spring Developing Leaders Series

    Wednesday, May 3rd, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., UU 218

  • Spring Emerging Leaders 1

    Wednesday, May 3rd, 1 – 3 p.m., UU 218

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