Emerging Leaders | Overview
In the Georgia College Emerging Leaders Program, GC freshmen clarify values, explore interests, develop leadership skills, learn about campus leadership opportunities, and build relationships with others who are interested in making a difference at the university and in the community.
Program activities include:
- Challenge retreats
- Leadership workshops
- Service projects
- Leadership forums with guest speakers
- Round-table discussions on a variety of leadership concepts and as well as community, national, and global issues and events
- Professional and career development workshops and events
- Info sessions on leadership opportunities at GC
- And more…
Emerging Leaders is a year-long program experience, completed by students as a cohort. All full-time GC students beginning their freshman year during the summer or fall semester are invited to register for Emerging Leaders.
Registration costs, deadlines, and instructions for Emerging Leaders 2014-15 will be posted March 31, 2014.
Students who successfully complete the requirements of the program will receive a certificate at an end-of-the-year GC Leadership Programs recognition ceremony, and they will automatically qualify for acceptance into the GC Leadership Certificate Program (www.gcsu.edu/lcp) if they have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0.
John W. Bowen, Coordinator of Leadership Programs
Center for Engaged Learning, Room 101
202 N. Clarke St., Milledgeville, Georgia 31061
478-445-1227, firstname.lastname@example.org, CBX 101
THE STUDENT EXERIENCE
"Being part of Emerging Leaders was one of my favorite experiences freshman year - it was a fun way to get involved on campus and challenge myself by trying new things outside of my comfort zone!"
"My experience as an Emerging Leader helped me to transition into this stage of life where ones values and core beliefs are really tested upon the new found freedom of college. Through Emerging Leaders I became aware that I could make a positive impact on my community."
"Emerging Leaders was one of the most beneficial experiences I could have had Freshman year. It was a great way to make friends and step outside of your comfort zone. I loved everything about Emerging Leaders!"
"One of the most beneficial and fun programs I have ever been a part of!"
"The Emerging Leaders program was fantastic for many different reasons: first, it was a great way for a freshman to get plugged into events on campus and learn about resources. Second, it helped me meet many new people who I can now call friends. Third, and most important, it helped me become a better leader."
"The Emerging Leader program serves as a navigation tool for Freshman to find and experience leadership opportunities at Georgia College."
"This program really did help me clarify leadership values and inspired me to take advantage of leadership opportunities."
"Emerging Leaders has been the most intriguing, beneficial, and genuinely fun experience I have had a GC. You go into the program as an individual, and leave with friendships and skills that will last a lifetime."
"Emerging Leaders Program has helped me build up my confidence level. I used to be conservative, but after completing the program, I am now able to voice my own opinion and lead others in doing the same. Throughout the program, I learned that the best way to lead is to serve others first, and I have learned how and where to start serving my community through this program."
"The EL program encouraged me to attend campus events and programs that increased my understanding of local and national political and social issues. Without the EL program, I definitely would not have gotten as involved in GC student life as I did and I am so grateful for my amazing experience!"
"Emerging Leaders has taught me to fully commit to what I enjoy. It has shown me how to lead effectively and become a role model for those in my community."
"So much of leading effectively consists of few common sense principles that are often overlooked; I kept finding myself having these aha moments where an important skill just made sense to me more than it ever had before."
"Emerging Leaders was a great way to get involved and plugged in on campus as a freshman. The program promotes becoming an active leader on campus and in the community and provides members with seminars and programs to teach effective leadership skills."