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Emerging Leaders Program

What is the Purpose of the Program?

The Emerging Leaders Program at Rhode Island College is designed to provide a foundation for students to become confident, aware, and engaged leaders and realize their potential through participation in a series of interactive workshops and experiential learning opportunities. 

The workshops are organized into seven key areas 

  • Leadership 
  • Presentation and Personal Branding 
  • Self-Awareness, Values and Personal Mission 
  • Introduction to Difference 
  • Wellness and Balance 
  • Public Speaking 
  • Mentorship 

What is the time commitment? Will I have to take tests or do homework assignments? 

The program kicks off with an orientation on Friday, February 21, 2021 from 2-4pm, and the series workshops meet throughout the Fall semester on most Friday afternoons from 2pm-4pm with completion ceremony and certificate presentations on April 9, 2021. There are no tests or traditional homework assignments, except for brief post-session surveys and journal record. 

How will I benefit from being involved? 

Program benefits for student participation include recognition as a student leader at Rhode Island College, developing resume credentials, networking, practicing skills to be a successful global citizen and future professional, exposure to new ideas and experiences, making new friends and having fun. Those who complete the program in its entirety receive a certificate and have the option to continue by serving as student facilitators for leadership programs the following semester.  

How do I apply? 

The program is intended for Rhode Island College undergraduates is free and limited to a designated number of student participants selected through an online APPLICATION by Friday, January 8, 2021. 

Who do I contact for more information?

Stephen Masi
Graduate Assistant, Student Leadership & Community Service

Kristen Salemi
Director, Student Union
Student Union 408
(401) 456-8538 

Page last updated: November 24, 2020