UMass Boston Center for Collaborative Leadership

Emerging Leaders Program

Nomination deadline for the 2015-16 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program has passed. We are still accepting a limited number of nominations. Click here to submit your nomination.

The UMass Boston Center for Collaborative Leadership is recruiting for the September 2015 – 2016 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). The Program selects a diverse group of high potential rising leaders from the corporate, nonprofit and public sectors to participate in a 9-month long leadership development program consisting of 90 hours of “in class” sessions.

The Program starts in September 2015 with a week-long leadership immersion seminar. Subsequent meetings are on the third Thursday of each month through April, with an additional session in June for the team project presentation. For exact dates, please see our Program Overview

The Program has four major components:

  • Leadership skill sessions facilitated by subject matter experts from the UMass Boston College of Management and other leading institutions
  • Dialogue with Greater Boston’s current leaders on leadership lessons
  • Reflection on one’s personal leadership style
  • Teamwork— teams working collaboratively on real projects affecting the Greater Boston region

During 9-months and 90 hours of leadership development training, ELP fellows cultivate skills in several areas, including objectivity, change management, effective delegation, networking, communication, conflict resolution, entrepreneurship, and strategic planning. The skills they learn are immediately actionable as fellows work in teams on projects designed to address a critical community or business issue. This allows fellows to step outside their organizational cultures and think objectively in a supportive, fail-safe environment. The input from different perspectives stimulates creative approaches and solutions to business challenges. Additionally, as fellows work together, they develop strong relationships with their peers, relationships that strengthen their social networks and increase their social capital.

Invest in your future leaders. To nominate an emerging leader from your organization, please go to our on-line form, provide the required information, and hit submit. Once we receive the nomination, your nominee will be sent an email with an invitation to apply to the program.

Call Katie Bates at 617.287.3890 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

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“I learned a lot about myself as both a leader and colleague. I learned how important it is to continue to communicate with people across sectors- as it is crucial that we all work together.”
Julie Burke Blanchard
Massachusetts Women’s Forum
ELP Fellow 2011