Emerging Leaders Program

2006 Fellows

Leadership of a business or a community need not be left to chance. That’s what underlies the UMass Boston Emerging Leaders Program. The Emerging Leaders Program discovers and empowers leaders for tomorrow—skillful and accomplished leaders from all sectors of our community who will be moving into major leadership positions in their organizations.

Strengthening Capacities for Leadership The Emerging Leaders Program is an executive training program for professionals in the Greater Boston area.  In the program participants will enhance their individual leadership skills and learn how to work effectively with other leaders toward shared goals. 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

The Emerging Leaders Program stresses the collaborative leadership model, in which leaders share resources, networks, intelligence, perspectives, and assets to achieve shared goals.  At its conclusion, fellows have honed their individual leadership skills in several areas, including objectivity, change management, networking, communication, conflict resolution, entrepreneurship, strategic planning and teamwork.

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.

More About the Program:

Our Speakers
Our Fellows
Team Projects


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“The speakers were all amazing and very inspirational. They led many discussions that were motivating and I always walked away with "take aways" that will be great resources and guidance for future development.”
Lauren Jones
Massachusetts State House
ELP Fellow 2009