"Not only have I made friends that have the same interests as me, but I just explored my limits and busted through them."
"Emerging Leaders helped me feel comfortable to get involved at college. I met people like me, who wanted to get involved."
The Emerging Leaders program incorporates skill building activities, dynamic speakers, and opportunities to interact with current WMU student leaders. Additionally, you will begin building relationships with other emerging leaders, learn how to get involved on campus during your first year, and you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with other new incoming students.
Do you want to be challenged? Want to connect with other students who want to get involved at WMU? Meet current student leaders? Join us and be a part of the Emerging Leaders @ Fall Welcome Program.
This program is ideal if you are interested in continuing your leadership skill development and/or beginning your leadership journey at WMU.
Participants will be engaged in hands-on activities, will take part in a variety of discussions around leadership, connect to current student leaders and will go through the Leadership Reaction Course at Fort Custer.
The Emerging Leaders at Fall Welcome program will take place during Fall Welcome 2015.
Please note: You must be a first-year student participating in Fall Welcome in order to participate in the Emerging Leaders at Fall Welcome program.
Any first or second semester first year or transfer student is eligible to participate in the Emerging Leaders @ Winter program. The Emerging Leaders @ Winter program will take place on Friday, January 16 and Friday, January 30 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Fall Welcome Emerging Leader participants have an exciting opportunity to participate in the Emerging Leaders Certificate Program. This is ayear-long program that reaches out to students of all interests. The leadership
training is applicable to all majorsfrom engineering to education, finance to fine arts. The networking and resume building opportunities are vital in any chosen profession.
The Emerging Leaders Certificate is a program designed to provide first year students with structure, flexibility and support while exploring their leadership skills.The Certificate program matches each participant with an upperclassmen student who is involved on campus.
“The program impacted me in ways other than as a leader. It made me think; it made me want to take college seriously.”