Emerging Leaders Program

Applications are Closed! 

We will open applications in Summer 2018 for the 2018-2019 cohort. 

ELP Fall 2016 cohort

Anyone can be a leader!

UAA's 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.

ELP is a year long program (Fall and Spring semesters). Throughout each semester, students participate in retreats, workshops, community engagement opportunities, and mentor opportunities (Program Components). Also, students become involved in campus life in a variety of ways. Upon successful completion of the program, 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. 

2017-2018 Dates: 9/22/17, 10/20/17, 11/17/17, 12/1/17, 1/19/18, 2/16/18, 3/23/18, and 4/27/18 

Program Philosophy

UAA Emerging Leaders Program views leadership as a process, not a position, and is therefore inclusive and accessible to all.  Leadership development is valued-based, collaborative, and socially responsible.  Citizenship and focus on positive change through community engagement and service is the 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 interpersonal 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.


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


Want more information about ELP?
Visit: Student Union, Room 218
Email: uaa_elp@alaska.edu Call: 907-786-1371


UAA Emerging Leaders Program is sponsored by Student Life & Leadership.

  • ELP Alumni 

    Want to get involved with the current ELP program? 

    Have a story to share about your experience? 

    Contact uaa_elp@alaska.edu.

  • Curriculum 

    9/22/17 - Welcome, Teambuilding, Building a Cohort, Who are you as a leader, Mask Exercise, Current Events, Reflection

    10/20/17 - Personality Assessment, Identity Wheel, Current Event, Reflection

    11/17/17 - Service Activity in Anchorage 

    12/1/17 - Leadership Styles, Values, and "What's my message", Current Events, Reflection

    1/19/18 - Tuckman's Theory, Group Activity, Touchstones, Current Events, Reflection

    2/16/18 - Service Activity in Anchorage 

    3/23/18 - Guest Speaker: Dr. Andre Thorn, Director of the Multicultural Center 

    4/27/18 - Personal Mission, Blueprint Goals, Graduation 


  •  Photo Gallery 
    ELP Photos Coming Soon! 


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