As a high school student Benjamin Craig's motto was, "Here's my plate, load it on." He brought that mentality with him to Emmanuel, where he has always been ready to take on a new opportunity.
The Emmanuel College Leadership Academy is a leadership development program geared towards students who demonstrate leadership potential, commitment to the future of Emmanuel College and a strong drive to achieve great things at EC. The Leadership Academy is based in the social change model of leadership, which is a purposeful, collaborative, values-based approach that results in positive change for participants and the larger campus community.
Using a small cohort model, facilitators and participants will meet weekly to engage in conversations around the 7 C's of leadership. Students will keep a leadership journal, and work on a year long reflection process that will illuminate the ways they may become change agents on campus and beyond.
Participants will be asked to fulfill the following requirements:
Leadership Academy shows the College's commitment to, and investment in, the development of student leaders. This yearlong leadership development program will prepare participants to take on roles within the college and challenge them to begin creating a legacy during their college experience. Our leadership model will also help to reinforce the college's commitment to service and community engagement.
Interested students should complete our online interest form as soon as possible, our program will kick off on October 3, 2018.
ECLA is grounded in the social change model of leadership development, which aims to help student leaders to:
All information taken from Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development Instructor's Manual (National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs)
Participants in the Leadership Academy are expected to attend regularly scheduled lectures, held Thursdays from 12:30-1:30pm in the fall semester. Additional workshops and off-campus excursions will be scheduled for the spring semester.
Session Dates For Fall 2017:
Students should complete our online interest form and plan to attend our information session on September 6 at 5:30pm in Wilkens Science Center, Room 113.