Emerging Leadership Program
At the Carlson School, we believe that in addition to achieving academic
excellence, students should provide leadership and get involved in
activities outside the classroom. The Emerging Leadership Program
(ELP) encourages high achieving students to engage in extracurricular
activities that foster intellectual and personal growth. Activities
promote the development of the characteristics associated with
productive, ethical, and successful leaders.
To earn the Emerging Leadership designation, students must complete all program requirements.
- Write a letter of intent, addressed to the Undergraduate Program
Office, that introduces you to the presentation committee and
explains what you hope to gain from this experience. Typically this
is done in your freshman year.
- Complete a minimum of 15 hours of activity in each of the 4
categories: leadership, community service, diversity, and career
- Complete an additional 10 hours of activity in 1 of the above categories.
- Document your hours and provide contact information for people and places.
- Attend an ELP Preparation Workshop.
- Present what you have learned while completing the program.
As soon as you begin participating in the program, start documenting
your activities and time commitments. You can create the documentation
materials on your own, but be sure to include the dates, times, and
locations of your experiences, along with contact information for your
Students must attend a preparation workshop before their presentation.
Workshops are offered three times during the year. Emails will be sent
out detailing the dates and times of the workshops.
The presentation packet includes your letter of intent, documentation of
your activities, and an outline of your presentation. The outline
should include everything you wish to cover during your presentation.
These materials should be word processed and professional.
You will deliver your presentation to a committee of 3-5 corporate
partners and alumni, staff, and fellow peers. Plan to spend 5 minutes
on each area of your activity and allow 10 minutes for questions and
answers. Total presentation time should not exceed 30 minutes. Business
professional dress is required.
The Emerging Leadership Program is a professional experience. We
encourage presenters to be creative, but remind them to keep the
presentation professional. The materials you turn in, your choice of
presentation format, and your communication with the committee should be
appropriate for a business environment. Examples of presentations
and materials are located in the Undergraduate Program Office.
For more information regarding the Emerging Leadership Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.