The Fall 2016 Cohort: Applications coming soon! 

Anyone can be a leader!

Are you up for the challenge? 

What is ELP?

UAA Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a co-curriculum program aimed at developing and enhancing leadership skills and competencies of all students across campus through self-assessment, learning, and practice opportunities.  ELP will help students be accomplished in the classroom, competitive in the work force, and civic-minded in their communities.

This three-semester program has three levels of learning that build upon each other. Throughout all levels, students participate in retreats, workshops, community engagement opportunities, speaker series, and mentor opportunities (Program Components). Also, students become involve in campus life in a variety of ways.  Level III students participate in a Leading-ship (leadership internship) either with a Student Affairs department or developing and facilitating leadership development workshops for the UAA campus.  Upon successful completion of all levels (Program Requirements), students receive a permanent Leadership Distinction and notation in their academic transcript upon graduation from UAA.

NOTE:  All retreats and cohort workshops are scheduled on Fridays. Selection of cohort participants occurs every fall semester.


Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and be in good disciplinary standing with the University throughout their participation in the program.

Program Philosophy

UAA Emerging Leaders Program views leadership as a process, not a position, and therefore inclusive and accessible to all.  Leadership development is valued-based, collaborative, and socially responsible.  Citizenship, or focus on positive change through community engagement and service, is key to leadership development.  For leaders to be successful, they must first understand themselves and align their values with their goals. Learning how to work with others, while recognizing strengths and challenges, leads to understanding the true meaning of leading with integrity and positively impacting others. 

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the UAA Emerging Leaders Program will be able to:

1. Exhibit intrapersonal competency in understanding oneself and the impact on others.

2. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for cultural and human differences.

3. Illustrate an awareness of and commitment to social and civic responsibility.

4. Communicate, organize, and synthesis complex information with purpose and clarity.


Want more information about ELP?
Call: 907-786-1371
Visit:  Student Union, Room 218 

UAA Emerging Leaders Program is sponsored by Student Life & Leadership and the Dean of Students office.