Emerging Leaders

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Click HERE to apply to become an Emerging Leaders Coordinator!

What is Emerging Leaders?

The Emerging Leaders Program is a fun and interactive ten-week experience designed for first and second-year students who are interested in personal growth, leadership development, and long-lasting relationships. The program allows you to create meaningful relationships as well as improve your leadership skills through discussions, activities, adventures, and a retreat.

One student said, "I advanced my personal growth by participating in this ten-week leadership development workshop." Another student remarked, "I established my own leadership philosophy through an exploration of my values, beliefs, culture, and identities"

Program Highlights

  • Welcome to Leadership! (week 1)Emerging Leaders Logo Website Button
    Meet your group, get to know each other, and learn about various leadership topics.
  • Learn Your Leadership Style (week 2)
    What are a few leadership styles? Complete your leadership assessment to figure out your personal leadership style!
  • What Do You Value? (week 3)
    Find out what you value and how those values motivate you as a leader.
  • Be a Balanced Leader (week 4)
    Learn the importance of maintaining a good life balance.  Believe it! Your life-work balance impacts your team, your organizational culture and those you lead.
  • Effective Conflict Management Makes You a Better Leader (week 5)
    Explore how you personally handle conflict and communication through activities and self-reflection.  Learn valuable strategies to increase these vital skills as you grow as a leader.
  • Leadership as a Teamwork Effort (week 6)
    Learn the value of creating and mantianing a cohesive team through several teamwork activities.
  • Learn How to Lead With Confidence! (week 7)
    Build confidence in yourself and your leadership capabilities by taking risks and exploring your limits.
  • Social Justice and Leadership (week 8)
    Learn the importance of being a leader who recognizes, respects and is inclusive of others who have different experiences, values, beliefs, and identities.
  • To Lead is to Serve (week 9)
    Giving back is essential to strong leadership.  Your team is ready to gain deeper insights about hands-on leadership through a fun and interactive service project that benefits the Boone community.
  • As a Leader at Appalachian, How Will You Leave Your Legacy? (week 10)
    After a fun semester of personal growth and a development of close relationships, it's time to act.  Reflect on your experiences and develop a plan to leave your legacy on Appalachian State's campus!


Attention: Add it to your resume! Emerging Leaders program gives you tangible experiences that will benefit your future as you start your career!  Take the first step and complete the application!

Contact Us

Rm. 244, Plemmons Student Union
P.O. Box 32034
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608
Fax: (828) 262-6502

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Visit us or call to find out more about leadership programs!

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