|The Emerging Leaders Program
of the Center for Collaborative Leadership
College of Management, University of Massachusetts Boston
2009 Program Overview
Through the Emerging Leaders Program, leaders in Greater Boston enhance their individual leadership skills and learn how to work effectively with other leaders toward significant civic goals. Each fall a group of 'fellows' is chosen for a program involving a week-long seminar, followed by monthly meetings. The program stresses collaborative leadership and fosters leadership that is visionary, service-oriented, and inclusive. At its conclusion, fellows have honed their skills in networking across sectors (profit/non-profit) and across ethnicities (Latino, White, African American and Asian American) and teamwork. In addition, they have increased their knowledge of the cultural framework that determines how Boston and other major urban areas function, and completed collaborative projects of benefit to the greater Boston region.
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Each 2009 Fellow will be invited an orientation meeting in November.
Five-day January Seminar:
This workshop has several purposes. First, the Fellows will be introduced to the program and each other. Throughout the five days, they meet several of Greater Boston's established leaders. They also form themselves into teams to pursue projects of importance to Greater Boston. They will also be introduced to fundamental skills necessary to becoming effective leaders. These skills will be further developed throughout the program.
The 2009 introductory seminar is scheduled for January 26 through January 30. Each day is a mixture of talks by established leaders and skill development segments.
Monthly forums are held on the second Thursday of every month, beginning in February. The full schedule of Forum dates for 2009 is listed below. At these forums, additional current leaders speak on leadership topics. Each forum also includes additional skill development and provides opportunities for team meetings.
Monthly forum dates (2nd Thursday of each month)
- February 12, 2009
- March 12, 2009
- April 9, 2009
- May 14, 2009
- June 11, 2009
- July 9, 2009
- September (to be determined)
In teams of 4 to 6 members, Fellows work on projects of value to the Greater Boston region. Each team will work collaboratively with a client, non-profit or governmental organization. The projects are based on client needs that address important civic issues.
The team projects have several purposes. First, the project provides an unprecedented laboratory for practicing skills in collaboration and teamwork. Second, Fellows are exposed to how things work in the region and the stakeholders involved in the issues. Third, these projects provide an opportunity to offer recommendations on important civic issues.
Fees and Scholarship Opportunities
The fee for the 2009 ELP program is $6,500. Limited scholarships are available.
Elective Program Elements
In addition to the core program, we offer elective events and programs and special sessions that are open to both the current Fellows and alumni. There will also be assorted networking opportunities outside of the core program.