Emerging Leaders Development Program

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We have been closely monitoring and evaluating the rapidly evolving global COVID-19 virus outbreak to ensure we are taking the necessary measures to protect the health and well-being of our faculty, staff, students and guests. After careful consideration of many factors, the Haworth College of Business has made the difficult but important decision to cancel the Emerging Leaders Development Program scheduled for June 8-11, 2020. Payments will be refunded via the same method they were processed. Thank you for your understanding; your safety is WMU’s top priority.


Date: June 8-11, 2020

Registration will close ten days prior to start date.

Cost: $4,995

Includes lodging at the downtown Radisson hotel, training and materials, breakfast, lunch and two evening events.

Location: Western Michigan University Haworth College of Business

Western Michigan University's Emerging Leaders Program focuses on leadership skills for developing top talent and driving results in a rapidly changing world.

Taught by University faculty and industry experts, attendees will leave with skills they can immediately implement.

The program is limited to 25 individuals to ensure each emerging leader, executive or high potential manager receives the attention and support needed.

Who Should Attend and Why

New leaders and high potential team members will:

  • Learn Personality Traits—Theirs, Teams, Others
  • Develop EQ—How to Build Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Skills—Understanding and Managing Projects

Experienced lifelong learners and evolving leaders will learn about:

  • Recognizing and Leveraging Leadership Types
  • Developing a Servant Leadership Model
  • Setting Members of Joint Business Planning Teams (Importance of having the right partnerships)
  • Networking Best Practices—Social, Digital and Live

Sam's Club logo“What an awesome, outstanding, and engaging week at WMU’s Emerging Leaders Program!  It is always great to “refill my bucket” by attending the leadership development along with great networking opportunities. But in addition to that, I was really excited to listen to the lineup of speakers. Many great topics! And, the class instructors were very knowledgeable and really cared about the subjects they spoke about. You have something very special at Western Michigan University,  and I am grateful for being part of the class!”
— Senior Director Merchandising, Sam's Club