Emerging Leadership Series
Emerging Leaders Series 2011: Shape your Leadership. Shape your Future.
The Emerging Leaders Series is a semester long program designed to help you as a first-year student discover your leadership abilities at Vanderbilt University. Through engaging workshops, group activities, and building relationships, ELS is aimed to transition your leadership experience from high school to the university community.
Who Participates In ELS?
Emerging Leaders Series is for ALL first-year students interested in sharpening their leadership skills and becoming active in the Vanderbilt community. Students attending ELS may be a leader in the classrooms; house council; a service, political, or cultural organization; fraternity or sorority; VSG or house councils. Our mission is to further development your demonstrated leadership abilities, while networking with other emerging leaders from across campus.
How Do I Get Involved?
To participate in the Emerging Leaders Series you MUST be a first-year student living in the Martha Rivers Ingram Commons and fill out the registration form provided in the link below. You may sign up to attend all sessions and workshops, or just one.
You may register for one or all of the Emerging Leaders Series workshops and conferences. There is a maximum amount of people we can accept for each session, so register now!
Workshops and Conferences
The program consists of three leadership workshops/training sessions that will take place throughout the fall semester:
Leadership Boot Camp (September 24th)
A one-stop shop for leadership! As first-year students, participants will explore personal leadership styles, time management, understand various communication methods and improve interpersonal skills through interactive workshops, team building exercises, and group activities.
Get Connected (October 13th)
Meet other student leaders! This is your opportunity to meet and gain experiences with current campus leaders, faculty, and staff. We will introduce you to campus resources and planning and implementation of programs and events (campus partners, reservations and events, event planning, budgeting, plan execution).
Building Community (November 3rd)
This workshop is designed to assist in gaining a deeper understanding of working in groups. We will focus on learning group dynamics and conflict resolution through team building and individual reflections. Participants will also gain awareness and understanding of working with various diverse and personal identities.