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Emerging Leaders Course

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a for-credit course designed to introduce you to concepts and skills supporting the Social Change Model of leadership development (Astin & Astin, 2000).

The course integrates group discussion, experiential learning, group initiatives, and reflective engagement experiences in preparation for leadership within your multiple communities.

Eligibility to Participate

First year students, including transfer students.

Learning Outcomes

After participating in this course, you will:

  • Understand leadership as a process and be able to identify leadership models that support this conclusion;
  • Describe your values and how they shape you as a leader;
  • Demonstrate a sense of responsibility to your community;
  • Apply leadership competencies to practical experiences; and
  • Revise your personal leadership style to participate more effectively in group decision-making and possess a general understanding of group dynamics.

Course Registration

To register during course registration, search for "Emerging Leaders" under course listing ASCI 21.


Fall Quarter 2019
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm
@ Locatelli Student Activity Center, Room 209

Winter Quarter 2020
Not being offered this quarter

Spring Quarter 2020
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm
This course will be taught online for this quarter

Instructor for Fall & Spring: Gabrielle Garrard, Assistant Director for Leadership Programs, Center for Student Involvement


"I appreciated that the course allowed me to explore more about being a leader and about myself. I learned not only about how to work with others but also how to work with myself."

"We learned techniques and mindsets and skills that I can clearly see myself using in the professional world."

"The strength of this course in my opinion is the emphasis on learning more about yourself. This also includes an environment in which students can gain confidence in the classroom setting and activities which provide students with the opportunity to think creatively and understand the reasons why they think the way they do."

"This was a very fun course that provided a lot of time for self reflection and promoted self awareness. I feel like I learned a lot about my personality type and my leadership style through the MBTI test and different group activities we did."

For More Information

Contact: Gabrielle Garrard