The Emmanuel College First-Year Focus Leadership Academy is a leadership development program geared toward first-year college students who demonstrate leadership potential, commitment to the future of Emmanuel College and a strong drive to achieve great things at EC. Through the Academy, first-year students will learn about personal identity, their leadership style and strengthen their leadership potential on the Emmanuel campus. The leadership behaviors they will learn can be applied immediately to their academic and co-curricular activities.
The First-Year Focus 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.
Through the Emmanuel College First-Year Focus Leadership Academy it is projected that student leaders will:
Comprehend and understand professionalism.
Understand and expand upon leadership styles and group dynamics.
Expand on previous leadership skills and perspectives.
Create an environment of education and will become a positive campus role model and future leader.
Establish a feeling of confidence, competence, resourcefulness and respect through their leadership.
Learn the networking process both social and physical in education and professional settings.
Those accepted into the First-Year Focus Leadership Academy are expected to attend bi-weekly sessions dressed in business casual attire. Sessions are held on Thursdays during activities period (12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.). Applications for Academy participants are available in September and applicants must attend one information session before applying. Information Session dates will be announced during Welcome Week.
Nicholas Joyce '16 "The First-Year Focus Leadership Academy enables Emmanuel College first-year students to learn the proper tools and resources they will need to become student leaders. The Leadership Academy helps with skills like goal setting, public speaking and time management to use in their future leadership positions on Emmanuel's campus and within the city of Boston." Alexandra Schroll '16 "The First-Year Focus Leadership Academy is the introduction to several levels of workshops and lectures designed to help student leaders heighten their capabilities as well as work on their weaker areas. In this program, first-year students learn what type of leaders they are and learn the many different ways in which they can be the best leader possible. This program helps students learn to network, get acquainted with the college and city, and also adds in a service portion which helps spread the mission of our institution. The exercises and lectures are designed to challenge students and push them to be professional, not only in the program, but in every aspect of their life." Mary Stathos '16 "Through lectures and workshops, members of the First-Year Focus Leadership Academy get to know each other as well as scratch the surface of the different leadership styles and how to unlock their full leadership potential in professional, educational and personal settings. By familiarizing yourself with new leadership techniques and learning more about Emmanuel and the surrounding community, members will exit the program ready to be leaders both on and off campus, exerting a new sense of confidence and leadership with the fellow members of the Academy. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet people serious about taking an active role in the Emmanuel community and to unlock some serious personal leadership potential."
For more information on the First-Year Focus Leadership Academy, please contact Kevin Farrell, Director of Student Center Services/Assistant Director of Student Activities for Leadership and Programming at