Emerging Leaders Institute

Thursday, April 19   5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 Friday, April 20      3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Idea Accelerator, Falvey


Emerging Leaders Institute

The Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) hopes to deepen students' understanding of their own leadership identity by exploring various leadership models and skills.  Students will reflect on their own values and strengths, as well as areas within their leadership style that may need development. This two-day workshop will also challenge students to be socially responsible leaders who demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, the ability to empower others, and an openness to creating change! We cover topics such as:

  • Personality Types
  • Leadership Dynamics
  • Public Speaking and Mock Interviewing
  • Building Self-Confidence
  • Creating a Leadership Action Plan

Students will work closely with other emerging leaders through in-depth simulations. By identifying their unique strengths and articulating their personal/professional vision, students will be able to identify several leadership paths at Villanova.  Participants who attend both sessions will receive a signed certificate of completion as well as ELI T-shirt. Dinner is also provided both days.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Students will be able to identify their leadership strengths and areas of improvement.
  •  Students will be able to interact with other emerging leaders during mini-simulations.
  • Students will be able to articulate their personal and/or professional vision.
  • Students will be able to understand various tactics for effective public speaking.
  • Students will be able to enhance their interviewing skills.
  • Students will be able to identify organizations on campus that match their strengths and passion.
  • Students will be able to receive feedback in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Students will be able to hold themselves and others accountable through the development of SMART goals.
  •  Participants will be able to articulate the mission of the University as they grow as students leaders

Please e-mail Stephen Koch or Alissa Perez with any questions.

Registration Info & Forms

Villanova Challenge Course

"Challenges are opportunities to discover your strengths."  Two-hour Challenge Course sessions occur between Mondays and Fridays and are free to all student groups!  Contact Stephen Koch.

The Challenge Course is also available to non-Villanova groups.  Contact Stephen Koch. for details.