UMass Boston Center for Collaborative Leadership

Emerging Leaders Program

Nomination deadline for the 2015-16 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program is April 8. Nominate an Emerging Leader today.

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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“The ELP has improved my management skills and perspective on facing challenges. I have also met some individuals that I intend to communicate with as we continue to progress in our careers. ”
Paul Webster
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
ELP Fellow 2010